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Newmarket, Ontario 
Summer. 1962 

Contents XXXV Issue 





























Editorial Staff 

Joe Patterson (Editor) 

Dave Rennie 

Paul Smith 

John McKee 

Bob Hilton 

Bruce Lundgren (Staff Representative) 

Norman MacLean (Staff Representative) 




Vice-Chairman of our Board of Management from 
1924 to the present day 

Graduate of the University of Toronto 
and of 

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology 

Formerly Teacher of Mathematics and Science 
at Pickering College 

For some fifty years 
A devoted friend of our College 

This edition of the Voyageur 
Is warmly dedicated. 


David P. Rogers, B.A., B.Sc, 
Vice-Chairman of the Board of Management 



A Personal IFord 

Jo The Students 

It is my feeling that our school has always been most fortunate in its friends and 
supporters. Since 1839 when John Joseph Gurney, a brother of Elizabeth Fry, 
first encouraged Friends at their Half-Year Meeting held near Newmarket to 
establish a school for Quaker youth, through our long history under the Society of 
Friends, right up to the present chairmanship of Samuel Rogers, our students have 
had behind them men of unselfish service and dedication. In particular, we must 
make mention of the Rogers family which has served our school now for four gen- 
erations. A few years ago the Voyageur ivas dedicated to the present Chairman, 
Samuel Rogers, and this year we do similar honour to his brother, David, in recog- 
nition of his contribution to our school. 

The first Rogers to arrive in this area was Timothy who came here in 1801 
from Connecticut bringing with him a group of settlers who opened up this district 
now known as Newmarket. His direct descendent, Samuel, grandfather of our pres- 
ent Chairman, served as Chairman of the old school in the Village of Pickering 
until his death in 1903. It was he who established the tradition of scripture reading 
by the Chairman at one of the Meetings for Worship each autumn term. This read- 
ing is now done annually at our New Boys' Service by either the Chairman or a 
member of the Board. 

It ivas in 1892 during Samuel Rogers' chairmanship in Pickering, that Dr. 
W. P. Firth and Mis. Ella Rogers Firth, daughter of the Chairman, were appoint- 
ed Headmaster and Headmistress of the school, serving in Pickering until the fire 
of 1905 and then reassigning their positions in Newmarket from 1908 to 1917. 
Under their guidance Pickering prospered well and gained, both a national and in- 
ternational reputation. Samuel's son, Albert S. Rogers, succeeded his father in 1903 
and served as Chairman until 1932. It was under his guidance that our school was 
re-opened as a self -perpetuating corporation in 1927, following its use from 1917 
as a hospital for wounded veterans of the First World War. 

During the Firth regime a further contribution to the school was made by the 
Rogers family through the service of Joseph P. Rogers who served as Vice-Chair- 
man of the Board. His elder son, Samuel, became Treasurer of the Board in 1920 
and continued, in that position until 1932 when he was appointed Chairman, the 
position he still holds. His younger son, David Pearson Rogers, taught at the 
school in 1912-13, and was appointed, to his present position as Vice-Chairman in 
1924. Joseph Rogers' daughter, Marjory, was a student at the school in Pickering 
from 1903 to 1905 and her sister Jessie, who is married to Roy Warren, a member 
of the Board, attended Pickering College in Newnuirket during the First World 
War. Ross and Allan, sons of the present Chairman, were both students at Pick- 
ering during the thirties and Allan is now Secretary-Treasurer of the Board. His 
sons, David, James and Stephen, assure for the future the continuation of this re- 
markable relationship between the Rogers family and Pickering College. 

Harry M. Beer 


Looking Bach 

Looking back over the past year we find that in all aspects 1961-62 has 
been a good year at Pickering College. Our sports record is enviable with 
championships and major wins in all our athletic endeavours, our social functions 
have, all been enjoyed by the majority and our problems and misfortunes have 
been small and few. This would lead one to believe that all is well with each of 
us and that this year has been a complete success in every aspect. Of course this 
can not be true and it is only by looking at ourselves as individuals that we 
can decide whether or not this year has been of assistance to us or not. Have we 
done our best to get the very most out of the year or have we let things slide to a 
point where we are no better off than we were at the beginning? Let us 
eacli take a good look at ourselves and at Pickering and what it has done for us. 

The world we live in is a large and complex series of trials to be faced 
by the individual. In order to be in a position to use our various talents to 
their utmost we must prepare through study. If the goal is at all worth the 
task then the only way to work is to the fullest. 

Our whole system of life is based upon methods proven by our predecessors. 
The democratic form of government which we so enjoy has <come to us from 
times past, our basis for all the sciences and theories which have led to the great 
advances in our era in space exploitation and atomic power for peace are founded on 
the works of the great men of the world from every age. Let me bring these 
broad terms down to where they apply to us. Pickering is founded in many 
ways on traditions formed in the past and carried forward each year for its 
students by those who are passing before them. The opening of baseball season 
with its parade and pagentry, parents' day when the truth is brought forward 
about student and staff, sports day competition and our Christmas banquet are 
all traditions on which the life of the student at Pickering is based. The time 
often arrives when in a mood of superiority we feel that we should leave the past 
in the past and rely solely on the present. This is an impossibility. Without the 
traditions adhered to here, our school would not be able to function properly. 
No one would know quite what to do or what to say in an important issue dealing 
with school policy. We must learn then to accept traditions for what they are 
and to use them to the fullest possible advantage, not only in our stay here, 
but in our whole lives. 

Most everyone wants to be an individual and to have credit for his own 
deeds but on the other hand nearly everyone has at sometime or other found 
a person whom they would like to model their lives after. More often than not 
this is a person from the past. We have looked back for a precedent to follow. 
When in a state of nostalgia we often look back over past experiences recalling 
both pleasant and unpleasant memories. Seldom a day goes by that we are 
not called upon to delve into the past for some reason or other. If we are basing 
our lives on past experiences it is then necessary to make our present day 
activities worthy of being recalled to memory at a later date. This leads us 
to the natural conclusion that we must now live our lives to the fullest possible 
degree in order that our future endeavours will be based on a good foundation. 
Nothing worthy of being accomplished is too trivial to be pushed aside and not 
be worked at to the fullest of one's ability. In every thing we do let us do 
it with the vigor which it deserves. 

Pickering College in the past year has taught us much. Let us accept what 
she was taught and use it to our benefit. 

Joe Patterson 


Schaal Awards 

The GARRAT CANE is an award made by 
members of the graduating class to one of 
their number who, in their opinion, best exempli- 
fies in his actions and attitude the ideals of the 
college. We are happy to congratulate Bob Bay- 
ner whom his fellow students honoured with the 
award this year. 

The Headmaster and Bob Bayner 

members of the graduating class who have 
contributed notably to the well being of the com- 
munity in student affairs and leadership. Elio 
Agostini and Bob Rayner are this year's recipients. 

The Headmaster, Bob Bayner, Elio 
Agostini and Dr. Jud Purdy 

The ROGERS CANE is given each year to the 
student who has contributed most to Firth 
House by exemplifying the House motto: "All 
for one, and one for all." This year the award 
was given to Rav McLellan. 

The Headmaster, Bay McLellan and 
Mr. Jackman 

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Back Row -. Mr. Richardson, J. Beer, J. Patterson, B. Fawcett, B. 

Brunt on, E. Soyko, Mr. Beer. 
Front Row: B. Ayoub, D. Bretzlaff, B. Pratt, E. Agostini (Chairman), 
B. Bloomfield, D. Seibert, B. Rayner. 

The School Committee 

Pickering College has, since its existence, been greatly concerned with a 
friendly association between staff and students. The school committee, elected 
by the students to represent them, has been just as much a part of Pickering Col- 
lege as our friendly co-existence. 

The function of the committee is to provide good leadership in all possible 
fields, to express the students' views, and to organize and lead the social functions 
of our school year. 

One of the many important tasks of a committee member is to express his 
ideas on a topic of his own choice and to address the school at chapel during 
the winter term. 

The committee is elected each term and eight to nine members of the student 
body serve in their separate offices. Each office is just as important as the other 
and requires of the committee members an adult sense of determination and 

The school committee of 1961-1962 existed for the students and put forth 
its best effort to exemplify the true spirit of Pickering College. 

Our thanks to the students who gave us the opportunity to represent them and 
our thanks to the staff for its assistance. 

We hope for the future success of the committee of next year and we 
hope that next year's committee will pick up where we left off and excel 
where we didn't. 

Elio Agostini 


the Graduating Class 

We present the Graduating Class of 1961-1962, with a summary of their 
activities, interests and ambitions, and their probable activities after they 
leave Pickering College. We wish them hick. 

Kirkland Lake — (1 year) — Junior Soccer — 
Gold Team — Other Interests — Skiing, Motorcycles — 
Ambition — Mechanical Engineer — 

Probable Destination — Motorcycle World Tour — 
Nickname — "Tex" — Favourite Saying — "About 
60 per." 


Port Credit, Ont. — (3 years) — 

Senior Football (2 yrs.), Senior Basketball (3 yrs.), 

Track & Field (2 yrs.) — Blue Team, Year 

Captain '59-60 — 

Other Interests — School Committee (2 yrs.), 

Chairman 1961-62; Thirty Club, 

Polikon Club, Dramatic Club — Ambition — Europe 

— Probable Destination — ■ Selling Bananas — 

Nickname — "Aggie" 


North Sydney, Cape Breton, N.S. — (1 year) — 
Senior Soccer, First Hockey — Blue Team — 

Other Interests -- President "30" Club, Senior Club - 
Nickname — "Skip" — Ambition — Millionaire. 



Timmins, Ont. — (2 years) — Sr. Soccer (2 yrs.), 

Basketball — Gold Team — 

Other Interests — Polikon Club, School Committee — 

Ambition — Merchandising Administration 

or Dramatics — Favourite Saying — 

"Gazinga" — Nickname — "Arab!" 


London, Ontario — (4 years) — Senior Soccer ■ — 
Silver Team — Other Interests — Dramatics, 
Polikon Club, Teen Town — Ambition — 
London Life Insurance Co., or Teachers' College — 
Probable Destination — Janitor, Newmarket Town Hall- 
Favourite Saying — "Hey Steve! You want to go North?" 


Sudbury, Ont. — (2 years) — Senior 

Football (Captain) 2 years, First Hockey — 

Red Team, year captain — Other Interests — 

"30" Club, Paddling, Student Committee, Senior Club — 

Nickname — "Muscles" — Ambition — 

Insurance and Real Estate Broker ■ — 

Probable Destination — Mouse-catcher, Newmarket Arena. 


Cornwall, Ont. — (1 year) — Senior Soccer — 

Silver Team — Other Interests — Dramatics, 

Glee Club, Cars — Ambition — Carleton 

University — Nickname ■ — "Sponge" — 

Favourite Saying — "Hey Bob! You want to go 



Toronto — (3 years) — Junior Football, (3 yrs.), 

Junior Basketball (2 yrs.), — Red team — 

Other Interests — Weight-lifting, Senior Club — 

Ambition — to own a hotel — Probable 

Destination — bachelor in the business world — 

Favourite Saying — "Hey Willie . . . Pool after lunch?" 


Cornwall, Ont. — (1 year) 
First Hockey — Silver Team — Other 
Interests — Polikon Club, billiards — 
Ambition — Hotel Management — 
Favourite Pastime — shining shoes. 


Senior Soccer (Mgr.) ; 


Collingwood — (2 years) — Senior 
Football (2 yrs.), First Hockey (2 yrs.), — Blue 
Team Year Captain — Other Interests — 
"30" Club, Senior Club, cards — 
Ambition — Funeral Director — Probable 
Destination — running a poolroom — 
Nickname — "Fizzer" — Favourite Saying — 
"Let's go fishing, Eddie Soyko!" 


Sault Ste. Marie, Ont. — (2 years) — Senior 
and Junior Football, Badminton Team, Track and 
Field — Silver Team — Other Interests — 
weight training, Polikon Club speaker, Glee Club — 
Ambition — A.S.U. — Favourite Saying — 
"Mr. Redekop, that's a real desk pounder!" 


Stratford, Ont. — (1 year) — Senior 

Football, Senior Hockey — Gold 

Team Year Captain — Other Interests — 

"30" Club, Senior Club — Nickname — "Blank" — 

Ambition — school teacher — Probable 

Destination — Teachers' College — Favourite Saying — 

"Hey guys." 


Thornhill, Ont. — (1 year) — Senior 

Soccer — Senior Basketball — Red Team — 

Other Interests — Polikon Club — Track and Field • — 

Ambition — Teacher — Probable Destination — 

Orbit — Nickname — "Maggy" — Favourite 

Saving — "Amen!" 



Bogota, Columbia, SA. — (2 years) — 

Soccer 2 yrs. — Blue Team — 

Other Interests — Senior Club — Photography — Net 

Work — Nickname — "Sphinx" — 

Ambition — Specialized Agricultural Producer — 

Probable Destination — New York University — 

Favourite Saying — "Holy Cow!" 


Westfield, New Jersey — (2 years) — 

First Hockey (2 yrs.) — ■ Track and Field 

(2 yrs.) — Senior Football (1 yr.) — Blue Team 

— Other Interests — "30" Club — Polikon 

Club — girls — Nickname — "Moe" 

— Ambition — Physical Education teacher — 

Probable Destination — labourer — 

Favourite Saying — "Well, I guess!" 


London, Ontario — (1 year) — First 

Hockey — Soccer — Gold 

Team - - Other Interests — "30" Club — Grand 

Prix Cars — Visiting 'aunt' — 

Ambition — Medicine — Probable Destination — 

Queen's or McGill — Favourite 

Saying — "Good grief!" 


Mattawa, Ont. — (1 year ) — Wrestling — 

Weight Training — Soccer — Red Team — 

Other Interests — Sports Cars — Nickname — 

"Park" — Ambition — Engineering 

Chemistry — Probable Destination — Bert's 

Billiards, Mattawa — Favourite Saying — "grrr . . !" 


Windsor, Ont. — (1 year) — Senior Football — 

Senior Basketball — Track Team — Gold Team — 

Other Interests — Jazz ■ — Food — Thirty Club — 

Quaker Cracker (Editor) — School 

Committee — Ambition — Journalism — 

Probable Destination — Editor of a Beat Weekly - — 

Favourite Saying — "What do you mean 'I need a shave'?" 



Montreal (Beaconsfield), Quebec — 2 years — 

Junior Football — weight training — Blue Team — 

Other interests — riflery — girls — ears — 

Nickname — "Gunner" — Ambition — 

Carleton — 

Probable Destination — Nightclub Owner — 

Favourite Saying — "Lemme out of 'dis place!" 


Hamilton, Ont. — (3 years) — Junior 

Football — Senior Football (2 yrs.) — Badminton — 

Gold Team - - Other Interests — Polikon Club — 

Student Committee — Nickname — "Ulysses S. Bonds" — 

Ambition — teacher — 

Probable Destination — marriage — 

Favourite Saying — "They'll never catch me!" 


Toronto, Ont. — (5 years) — Senior Football 
(2 yrs), Track, First Hockey — Garratt Cane 
Silver Team — Other Interests — Polikon Club 
School Committee — Ambition — Pass 
French, Engineering at Queen's — 
Favourite Saying — "Save me 
a butt, cheepskate!" — Nickname — "Fatman." 


Iroquois Falls, Ont. — (1 year) — Senior 

Football — Senior Basketball (mgr.) — Gold Team — 

Other Interests — Quaker Cracker — Thirty Club — 

Ambition — Millionaire — Probable Destination — 

Head Pin-Boy in Cochrane — 

Nickname — "Norton" — Favourite Saying — 

"Eh, hum, te-rum, let's go uptown to the grilla." 


Elliot Lake, Ont, 

(1 year) — Junior 
Soccer — Junior and Senior Basketball — Gold Team — 
Other Interests - Rooter's Club — Quantum Club — 

Ambition - - Royal Military 


skiing - 

College — Probable Destination — marriage - 
Nickname — "Rick" — Favourite Saying — 
"That's just the point!" 



Durham, Ont. — (1 year) — Senior 

Football — ■ First Hockey — Blue Team — 

Other Interests — "30" Club — planning how to waste 

time — Glee Club — 

Nickname — "Schutzy" — Ambition — 

Koad contractor — Probable 

Destination — Gore Bay, Manitoulin Island. 


Kitchener, Ont. — (4 years) — Junior 
Football — Senior Football (3 yrs.) — 
Senior Basketball (4 yrs.), Track Team (3 yrs.) — 
Silver Team -- Other Interests — "30" Club - 

Polikon Club — 

School Committee (Chairman) — Year 

Captain — Ambition — Salesman — Nickname — 

"Seibs" — Favourite Saying — "What's 

her name?" 


Samia, Ont. — (4 years) — Junior and 
Senior Football — Junior 
and Senior Basketball — Gold Team — Other Interests 
— Dramatics — Glee Club — Polikon 
Club — School Committee — Senior Club — Nick- 
name — "Jap" — Ambition 
Hotel Owner — Probable Destination — Bell-hop 
— Favourite Saying — "You're on, Fizzer Pop!" 


Oshawa, Ont. — (2 years) — Senior Soccer 

(2 yrs.) — Senior Basketball — Red Team -- Other 

Interests — Rooter's Club (2 yrs.) — Quantum 

Club — Jazz — bugging 

Ed — Ambition — Win the Triple Crown — 

Probable Destination — Glue Factory — Nickname — 

"Horse" — Favourite Saving — 
"Flinch in there, Ed!" 


The Disciplined JVill 

Education is not simply an accumulation of facts; education is a pro- 
cess of learning how to ask the right questions in the right language so that 
we may reach the right answers. We must learn to frame our questions in the 
right way if we are to be educated in the religious life as well. We make errors 
when we read the Bible without an understanding of the literary language in 
which it is written. Fundamentalists and Communists also make errors. Fun- 
damentalists insist upon reading poetry as history and turn the Book of Jonah's 
great fish into a literal whale. The Communist Ghermann Titov makes the fatuous 
statement that he didn't meet God in space, as though God were a celestial pedes- 

The Christian God is the only God who offers man freedom, and that 
is why he so frightens us. For most of us prefer slavery to external forces, to our 
lusts and desires, to respectability, or to laziness (the traditional sin of Students). 
Wiry do we fear freedom? Surely because freedom is impossible without discipline. 
The only free pianist is the pianist who is not at liberty to strike a wrong 
note. Similarly, the free man is the one who disciplines his ego-centred self 
so that the Christ deep within him may appear, so that he may indeed become 
as the sons of God. As Berdyaev puts it "God is more deeply within me than 
I am myself". When we push aside our panic-stricken desires, we become what 
God has made us. We have surrendered our wills to obedience to God and 
have become priests in the body of all believers. 

Now you may be rebelling against your childhood image of God as an old 
man with whiskers in a long night gown, and this rebellion is all to the good. 
But you haven't got very far at this point, because Christians have never believed 
in that tyrant God either. Christians believe in a God who is Love, who is 
a Spirit who must be worshipped in the spirit. The competence of such a God 
is not in question, but our competence is in question. It is we who must make pos- 
sible the expression of this God in our hearts so that evil and wars may cease. 
The coming of this God into our hearts is a searing experience; for He convicts 
us of sin and reveals the evil about us. 

Obedience to God delivers us from the panic of our own fear. Obedience 
gives us freedom. "Ye shall know the truth and the truth shall make you 
free" is the Christian comfort. This does not mean that we may avoid difficulties. 
Freedom gives us the detachment which comes from being able to live in two worlds 
at tire same time, to live in a fallen world of "bewildering time and space, but 
to be of the Community of the Body of Christ. 

Man is either assumed into the body of Christ, or he is swallowed by the 
great fish of the world and his own desires; he is either with the powers of light 
or the powers of darkness. The fishing up of the whale, the slaying of the 
dragon, is a constant renewal of light in the darkness of time and space. And 
it is a struggle being waged constantly by us within our own souls. The 
shape of the battlefield is determined by the vocation to which God has called 
us, in your case, the vocation of students, and in our vocation we must strive 
to subdue the Old Adam so that Christ the New Adam may appear. 

From a Chapel Talk by Richard Stingle, B.A., M.A. 


Pilgrimage and Pickering 

It seems that pilgrimage means to most of us, a specific goal, hardship, and 
trial, and a spirit convinced of the worth of the goal — convinced that some 
great good is achieved by such self-denial. These factors, I believe, go together 
to make up one of the major elements in our personalities — a major thread in 
the fabric that becomes an individual. Pilgrimage is a part of our very being and 
personality. Our ability to make use of this factor in our personalities, this 
factor of self-denial and suffering for some future good, determines to some 
extent our abilities to find purpose and satisfaction in life. But only few spirits 
are so convinced of the worth of the goal that it becomes something absolute, 
for which everything unrelated to the goal is to be swept aside and ignored. 
For the rest of us, our quest is made far more difficult because we are prone to 
be tempted to follow other courses, to seek Other goals when the going gets rough. 

Now you are all pilgrims in a sense. Some of you have chosen the search 
for truth already, or if you have not you have within you the potential which 
will soon blossom into dedication. Some of you may have what we might call 
intermediate goals — to find a solution to life's problems which is satisfactory 
enough to live by. Others are going to be leaving here with nothing in their 
hearts or minds but a yearning to have a good time. 

Pickering speaks to you all. We can pick out three separate voices if 
we search carefully the experience we are having here. 

First of all, as in every school, one of the greatest influences is your teachers. 
They have their own quests, and that may be the reason they are here. Many of 
these men have given their lives to teaching, and that means that they have given 
at least a part of them to you. You will look back on the work these men have done 
for you with thankfulness and gratitude as I do. Most of you will never forget these 
men, and you will carry with you the influence of their dedication and their per- 
sonalities for the rest of your lives. 

Then of course there are the friends you have here. How powerful this 
voice is, and how often mistaken. You have heard repeated warnings to beware of 
the influence of this voice, to be strong and loyal to what you believe to be right in 
the face of this very powerful force. 

Lastly there is the voice of Pickering herself — - a blending of philosophy, and 
of the action of Headmaster and staff. Being so much a part of the wonderful 
Quaker tradition, founded on the sound Quaker philosophy of education, which 
is put into force by the Headmaster and the teachers ■ — she speaks to you 
with the most distinctive voice of all. Oddly enough this voice of hers does 
not direct you — it does not by itself carry you along to greater and greater 
heights as some voices do. Rather it speaks to you for a very short time and 
then is still. The only time she will speak to you after you leave this place is 
the time you stop to think about her, and you hear the echo of her voice in 
your heart. While you are here you must listen to the voices of your teachers 
and friends, and Pickering understands this, and for this reason her voice is 
gentle and quiet. You can only hear her if you listen. But always her voice is 
there, and she knows that sooner or later, if only through that echo in your 
heart she will be heard. 

From a Chapel Talk by Peter Newbery, B.A. 


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For the third time in four years the Pickering College Dramatic Club chose 
a difficult and exacting play for its annual production — Shakespeare's 
OTHELLO. This play is extremely difficult to portray owing to the intense 
emotional acting and interpretation demanded from the two leading male roles, 
Othello and Iago. There must be a sharp contrast between these two characters. 
Both Bob Bloomfield, as Othello, and Barry Ayoub, as Iago, portrayed their parts 
extremely well. Both possess fine acting ability and had the necessary emotional 
qualities. They generally spoke their lines clearly and distinctly, especially Ayoub 's 
soliloquies when he allowed us to share his devilish plans in an intimate manner. 
He was evil incarnate. He looked evil and he spoke evilly. He was 'certainly the 
intellectual superior of anyone in the play. He was cunning and intriguing. 
Despite his revolving jaw, which was often very distracting and sometimes made his 
performance melodramatic, Ayoub conveyed to his audience his sense of purpose. 
This was a very demanding role and it was well played. 

However, it is the interplay of Othello and Iago that forms the texture 
of this play. Othello superbly apparelled, was noble, honest, and above jealousy 
- essentially a simple character. But he was also naive and foolish. This made 
it very easy for Iago to mould Othello's thoughts and actions to his designs. 
Bloomfield gave us all of these qualities, and, indeed, depicted the tragic flaw 
in Othello's character. 

Among the other male parts, Roderigo played by Jim Beer, was easily the 
best. He indicated his grief, hurt, and anger from the very first scene with Iago. 
These two players established a good relationship which was sustained throughout 
the play. Cassdo (Ed Soyko) was veiy dashing in white, adequately portrayed 
his part but he didn't reach his heights until his first encounter on stage with 
the courtesan, Bianca, (Michelle Dnhig). While Jihn McKee looked the very 
part of an outraged father and leading citizen, he could have been even better 
if he had inflected his voice more often. When he shouted "Strike on the tinder, 
ho", he should have bellowed it and, equally important, there should have been 


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a noisy response made inside the house. Richard Blackstock, by lowering his voice, 
became a very grave and serious duke. The others, Henk Blankestijn, Ran Veale, 
Stephen Bunge, and Craig Moore, all contributed much to the play. 

Among the female roles the first place naturally belongs to Desdemona (Jean 
Sheridan). Miss Sheridan was a sweet and gentle maiden, deeply and truly in 
love with the Moor. This was made apparent all through the play by her quiet 
and soft voice although sometimes it was too quie't. This part was well played 
although, again, there was an absence of bodily movement which was needed. Emilia 
is very different from her mistress. She is coarse, unimaginative, and earthy — 
humdrum. Carolyn Shropshire gave us this type of a person. She played her part 
enthusiastically and with vigour, finally reaching her glory in the final act. Often, 
however, her voice was too sharp and shrill which grated upon one's nerves. In 
many ways, Michelle Duhig gave the best female performance. She very definitely 
depicted a brazen courtesan. But, again, as with Emilia, her voice often lacked 
the necessaiy pitch and power. However, these girls acted well. 

Two scenes call for special mention. The first was the drinking scene. One 
felt as if one wanted to jump on to the stage and join in the singing and good 
fun. The other — to go to the other extreme — was the murder of Desdemona. 
A really high and sustained dramatic effect was achieved here by Bloomfield. 

The properties and sets prepared by Mr. Chu and Stuart Blaber were strik- 
ingly simple and gave a calm background to this intense emotional clash. The 
make-up by Mr. Jewell, assisted by .1/;-. Brebner and Sharon Tattrie, was excellent 
as were the lavish costumes. The director, Mr. Redekop, is to be heartily con- 
gratulated for a very fine performance. 


Glee Club -H. M.S. Pint* fore 

Handsome sailors! Beautiful maidexs! IMelodious voices! Sprightly tunes! 
Delightful scenery! These were some of the features of Pickering College 
Glee Club's rendering of Gilbert and Sullivan's "H.M.S. Pinafore." After an 
absence of two years G & S returned to the school's stage. And what better choice 
could have been made than the much beloved Pinafore with its satiric jibes at love 
making in the class conscious times of the great Queen Victoria. The entire 
performance exuded gaity, humour, and good fun. It was a spectacle which 
thrilled the audiences of the three nights. 

The cast was absolutely superb. The leads, with one or two exceptions, 
were taken by professional voices which carried us through the tortuous and 
intricate love affairs of the plot. This of course, makes it very difficult to choose 
any single performance for special mention. However, tribute must be given 
to Howard Mawson for his excellent and amusing interpretation of that evil 
little monster, the malicious Dick Deadeye, who did not believe in deceiving his 
captain. Josephine, the much sought after daughter of Captain Corcoran, was 
portrayed by Elizabeth Mawson whose lovely lyric soprano excited the audience. 
Leslie Mackey as the stern, ambitious Captain Corcoran, commander of the 
Pinafore, sang his role extremely well. His rendition of "Fair moon, to thee I 
sing" was certainly one of the highlights of the evening's entertainment. Mary Carr 
gave us a delightful and delectable Little Buttercup — vivacious and saucy and 
rather perturbed about her mistake many years ago. She certainly dazzled the 
captain at times. 

Every Gilbert and Sullivan operetta has a comic character, a buffoon, a 
preposterous type. In Pinafore it is the noble First Lord of the Admiralty, 
Sir Joseph Porter, K.C.B. This part was taken by Edgar- Murdoch, the resident 
music master, who was not quite as pompous or conceited as is usually expected 
of Sir Joseph but, nevertheless, indicated that the First Lord was rather an ass! 
Ralph Rackstraw, the love-sick forecastle hand, was played by Ernest Redekop 
(heard and all!). Redekop's very fine voice was very much appreciated in this 
role although at times he had a tendency to sing into the wings and not towards 
the audience. 


Where did Jim Beer acquire that deep voice? Pie was excellent as Bill 
Bobstay. We would have liked to have heard more of Leon Simmons' very fine 
baritone voice. As always it was a pleasure to hear Elizabeth Beer, who played 
the part of Hebe. 

The male chorus was lusty and hearty. From its opening, "We sail the 
ocean blue" through to the finale one could sense that here was a well balanced 
group with a fine musical tone and good dramatic ability. The girls' chorus 
had a sweet and delicate quality although not quite as strong as one would desire. 

Special congratulations must be given to Mr. Chu and his stage crew for the 
very excellent set which they erected. It certainly created a nautical atmosphere. 
The lighting and make-up (A. H. Jewell) were all very effective. Indeed, it was 
a first-rate performance. Let us hope the Glee Club will remain with the G & S 


Other Music at Pickering 

Although the Glee Club's annual production of Gilbert and Sullivan provides 
the major outlet for musical expression at Pickering, it is by no means the only 
one. The Glee Club usually forms early in the fall for the purpose of singing for 
the sheer joy of it. We were fortunate this year in having two masters who were 
not only enthusiastic singers but who had also received considerable professional 
training. Mr. Murdoch and Mr. Redekop, a baritone and a tenor respectively, 
introduced the boys to forms of singing not usually experienced by the average 
teenager. At the Christmas Chapel service, for example, each sang a selection from 
Handel's Messiah. 

Some students sustained their interest in instrumental music by individual 
or group playing during free time. The grand piano was exercised by the boogie 
woogie or jazz fan as well as the admirer of Beethoven's "Monlight Sonata." 

There were several other instrumentalists who favoured the whole school with 
performances at Pep Rallies or who played to packed audiences in their corridors. 
These people were masters of such instruments as the guitar, the accordion, the 
trumpet and the banjo. 

Musical appreciation was widespread both in taste and extent. Rock and roll, 
sophisticated jazz and the classics reverberated through the corridors at various 
times to the infinite pleasure of some and the grim aggravation of others. Be this 
as it may, music at Pickering this year, both formal and informal, planned and 
spontaneous, was very much a part of daily life. 


Bock Row: Mr. Purdy, 
Mr. Beer, D. Kerr, J. 
Beer, B. Magee, R. Cald- 
well, M. Morrison, A. 
Hay, D. Seibert, B. Ray- 
ner, E. Soyko, P. Buech- 
ler, B. Kirsheman, D. 
Ferris, P. Hess, D. Hay, 
Mr. Chu. 

Front Row: L. Simmons, 
B. Ayoub, B. Bloomfield, 
D. Holbrook, R. Black- 
stock, E. Agostini, B. 
Pratt, D. Holden. 

Invitation Clubs 

The I*** I Ham Club 

The polikon club had a very successful season this year. Many of the 
debates held were serious talks about politics and its influence on today's 
troubled world. Often the discussions continued even after the meeting was 
adjourned and they brought to mind some of the serious problems which confront 
our leaders. Some of the titles of the debates were: whether we would rather 
be Red than Dead, upon which the club voted that they would rather be Red; 
whether censorship is too strict, upon which the club voted in the negative; 
whether religious organizations axe essential, upon which the club voted in the 
affirmative. There was also one meeting in which the club voted that it 
wished to see the hockey game of that night. 

The speakers of this year were Barry Ayorib, Bob Bloomfield, Dick Blackstock 
and Dave Holbrook, and the Clerks were Lee Simmons, Elio Agostini, Bill Pratt 
and Dave Holden. We feel that they did an excellent job. 

The Polikon Club's curriculum also included our attendance at the Model 
U.N. in Toronto. The five delegates to this meeting and the following com- 
mittee meetings were Dick Bkickstock, Dave Holden, Dave Holbrook, Ed Soyko, 
and Peter Buechler. They all felt a little inexperienced in this type of a meeting 
and thus generally listened to the proceedings. They all felt that they had learned 
a great deal and wished that they had taken a more active part. 

On Wednesday, May the 9th, the club had its final banquet at which Mr. 
Marshall Crowe was the guest speaker. He spoke on Communism in Russia and its 
dangers to the West. His speech was thought-provoking and extremely informative. 
Ed Soyko, the second oldest member of the club gave the club a humorous run- 
through of the club's year thus concluding a splendid year. 

Peter Buechler 


Hooters Club 

The 'Root of -1' Club was under the able direction of Mr. McLaren and Mr. 
Jackman. During the course of the year, many of the members spoke on 
various topics dealing with the general sciences. 

To start the year, Mr. McLaren gave us an interesting talk on the subject 
of nuclear structure. Later in the year, he talked on the functions of an 
electronic I.B.M. computor. 

The other topics were : Weather, by our club secretary, Jim Watt; Television, 
by Stuart Blaber, our electronics expert; The Moon's Phases, by Bob Brunton; 
Kon-Tiki Expedition by Ron Veale; Oil Recovery and Production, by Henk 
Blankestijn; The Operation of Internal Combustion Engines, by Bill Johnston; 
Radium and Its Uses, by Dennis Hons; Air Contamination, by Steve Bunge, Ura- 
nium Recovery and Production by Rick Risso. All these talks were extremely 
informative and were enjoyed by all. 

Our field trip this year was to the General Motors plant in Oshawa. This is 
the largest ear manufacturer in Canada, Here we observed the production of 
a car from start to finish and were amazed by the speed and efficiency of the 

To end the year we enjoyed a sumptuous banquet in company with the 
Quantum Club. After the banquet, we saw a film on the subject of Time and its 
various correlated constituents. 

We feel that all in all the Rooters Club experienced an enlightening and 
successful season. 

Rick Risso 

Back Row: Mr. McLaren, 
B. Brunton, D. Rieder, S. 
Bunge, B. Johnston, J. 
Clork, S. Blaber, Mr. 

Front: R. Risso, D. Hons, 
R. Veale, J. Watt, P. Cul- 
len, H. Blankestijn, M. 

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Bock: J. Watt, Mr. Rich- 
ardson, D. Hons. 

Front: R. Veale, R. Risso, 
H. Blankestijn, S. Blaber, 
B. Brunton. 

Th<> Quantum Club 

The Quantum Club was newly derived this year and had at its head, 
the eminent scientific mind of Ed Richardson. This was an elite club consist- 
ing of certain members from the Rooters Club. It was dedicated to the study 
of advanced (very) Nuclear Physics. 

Our field trips consisted of visits to McMaster University to hear Dr. J. 
Robert Oppenheimer, Director of the Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton, 
speak on Nuclear Physics. At Stelco, the Steel Company of Canada's plant in 
Hamilton, where we went on our second field trip, we saw from beginning to end 
the production of steel and other alloys. We also saw many and varied finished 
products, such as rails, wire and nails. 

At regular meetings we studied nuclear radiation and its interaction with 
matter, as well as nuclear fission and fusion. 

Our final banquet was held with the Rooters Club and we also saw the 
film on "Time". 

In our coming school year the club will study the field of Chemistry. 
We hope it will be as successful and interesting. 

Henk Blankestijn 


The Thirty Club 

The Thirty Club under the capable instruction of Mr, Jewell and Mr. MacLean 
had an entertaining and enjoyable year. 

Mr. Norman French, a nuclear physicist from Toronto, lectured us on Inertia 1 
Navigation. Next, we had Mr. William Warden from the Newmarket Retarded 
Children's School. We learned of children much less fortunate than we are, and of 
the help and training they are receiving. Three members of this year's staff: Mr. 
J. Purdy, Mr. B. Brebner and Mr. E. Rcdekop planned meetings which proved to 
be veiy informative. Mr. Purdy gave a very interesting talk on History and predic- 
tions made by early philisophcrs. Mr. Brebner showed slides on France as did Mr. 
Redekop on Germany. 

Our final banquet was a huge success and following it we saw the movie "An- 
atomy of a Murder", to complete a fine and successful year. 

We wish success to the members of next vear's club. 

Executives: Fall Term 

Winter Term — 

Spring Term 

President — 

Secretary — 

Treasurer — 

President — 

Secretary — 

Treasurer — 

President — 

Secretary — 

Treasurer — 

Bob Rayner 
Don Bretzlaff 
David Seibert 

Don Bretzlaff 
Paul Smith 
Bob Rayner 

Skip Angel 
Paul Schutz 
Bob Richardson 

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Back: Mr. MacLean, P. 
Smith, D. Rennie, B. 
Eaton, F. Chanyi, J. Mc- 
Kee, B. Brockington, J. 
Angel, D. Bretzlaff, B. 
Jesson, Mr. Jewell. 

Front: J. Lessard, J. Pat- 
terson, P. Clare, B. Faw- 
cett, D. Parker, P. Schutz, 
J. Nakagawa, B. Richard- 

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Social Activities 

The social year at Pickering College has been extremely successful. The 
school spirit has been very good, and therefore it was possible for our social 
activities to be enjoyed by all. 

We started off with New Boys' Day — a day that is famous at Pickering 
College. The New Boys dreaded it, while the Old Boys wrung their hands with glee 
at the tortures they handed out. This year, as in the past, the festivities ground to 
a stop with skits by the New Boys and then everyone watched a movie. 

Once again "Pep Rallies" were employed to lift our spirits to even greater 
heights before certain big games. The entertainment was all of a riotous nature, 
and it all seemed to help us make a success out of the big game. 

The first opportunity for our girl friends to visit the school was the Football 
Dance. The decorating, under the guidance of Mr. Jewell and Elio Agostini, 
changed what is a rather plain Assembly Hall into a veritable dreamland. 

Another social tradition was observed again this year. We had the girls of 
Ontario Ladies' College to a dance before Christmas, and they in turn invited us 
there after Christmas. 

The Chairman's Ball this year was another very enjoyable evening. The choice 
of records was appropriate for it suited the mood and the girls were noted as being 
particularly beautiful. This is one dance that can be enjoyed by all because the 
cost is almost negligible. We hope that it shall be even a bigger success in future 

Once again the Old Boys, the athletes of years gone by, thronged through the 
portals to challenge our First Hockey team and our Senior Basketball team. Youth, 
stamina and skill were on the side of the current Pickering teams and both Old 
Boys' teams departed, after a most enjoyable evening, wiser in the knowledge that 
they are not as young as they were as students. 

The highlight of the social year is the Spring Formal. This year as in the past, 
distances from the school made no difference. Everyone who attended felt that the 
decorations alone were worth coming for. Congratulations to the decorating com- 
mittee under Dave Seibert, Mr. Jewell, and Mr. Chu. The music was delightful and 
the band of Barry Chute did an exceptionally fine job in their choice of music. 
Once again many stayed around for the Quaker Relays held on Memorial Field 
the next day. 

As always, the Hallowe'en and Christmas banquets provided a nice change of 
pace here at school. Santa Clause arrived on time this year, but had misplaced a 
few of his key gifts. His helper "Fizzer the Fairy" helped find the lost gifts, and 
brought happiness to all at Pickering. 

After our reminiscences of the past school year, we can only say that it has 
been a complete success, and we hope and believe that next year will be even a better 

Bob Hilton 


Spring Festival 

A capacity audience witnessed Pickering College's annual Spring Drama 
and Music Festival held in the school auditorium on the evening of May 18. 
Before the actual staging of the various plays we were entertained by a series of 
piano solos performed by Ian Patterson in his own inimitable style. His deft touch 
and sure mastery of the key board were received with gratitude and appreciation 
by everyone present. 

The first play on the programme was presented by Firth House. This was a 
major historical work entitled "Saint George and the Dragon'' and was adapted 
from an "Old Cornish Play". All of the players showed fine acting ability and a 
detailed knowledge of their lines. David Davis was a wonderfully chivalrous and 
courageous St. George. This boy has good dramatic ability and should be encour- 
aged to develop it. Ben Weinberg as the Turkish Knight also exhibited a fine stage 
performance. Another outstanding actor was big John Bailey with flailing bat as 
the Giant Turpin. Jim Morgan certainly was a snarling, roaring dragon until he 
met his final and well deserved end at the hands of the dashing St. George. The 
other leads, Jan Schneider, David Veale, and Ray McLellan contributed to an ex- 
citing and soul stirring drama. It was an excellent production — a high point of 
the evening's entertainment. 

The thespians of grade 9 presented two plays. The first play, "The Bench 
Warmer", portrayed a scene on the side-lines of a football field with some of the 
extras (J. Munro, T. Yuill, N. Davies) warming the bench, hoping their coach 
(B. Arrowsmith) would send them onto the field. Of course, as in any group of 
atliletes, there was the inevitable braggart. This was Callahan played very well by 
Bill Kaysmith. According to him he was far superior in skill to the leading player 
of the team. In this episode the coach finally gave Callahan the opportunity to go 
onto the field for the star but, it was only to give the latter his pants. A fitting end 
for a tin plate hero. 

Grade 9's second play was an historical drama concerning three explorers 
(J. Dunn, D. Tweed, J. Morse) who became lost in the wild Mohawk country and 
only escaped with their lives by defeating the Indians hi certain trials of strength 
and ability. The noble bearing and proud dignity of the Indian chief. P. Mul- 
hottand, with his flapping fur robe saved the play from complete oblivion. 

Interspersed among these plays the Firth House Glee Club presented three 
selections. The first was a revised version of a chorus from H.M.S. Pinafore. 
The other two were Negro spirituals. 

For their histrionic activities Grade 10 presented "The Six Gods", a play 
based upon the time honoured theme that crime does not pay and that good will 
inevitably triumph. All of these performers displayed very good acting ability. 
This bodes well for the future of dramatics at Pickering College. 

Congratulations should go to the four directors — Mr. Jewell, Mr. Murdoch, 
Mr. MacLean, and Mr. Lundgren — for an exciting and stimulating evening of 
dramatic and musical entertainment, 


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W. H. Jackman, B.A., M.Ed., Director 
A. H. Jewell, Housemaster 
J. E. Murdoch 
Gene Chu, A.O.C.A. 
Bruce Rice 

The highlight of this year in Firth House was undoubtedly the new wing. It 
was built during last summer and completed in time for us to move in on open- 
ing day. The wing has two stories, connected to the main building at both levels. 
There are two modem classrooms, an office for the director, a bedroom housing two 
boys, and a separate entrance. Outside, the architects, who designed the original 
building, took great care to match, in every detail, the graceful Georgian style of 
Firth House. 

As usual, the Prep was quite a cosmopolitan group. We had boys from : New- 
market, Toronto, Sault Ste. Marie, Montreal, Kitchener, Barrie, Bronte, Port Credit, 
Brampton, Hamilton, Ballantrae, Grand Valley, Dundee, 111., Ottawa, St. Jean. 
Que., Port Colborne, London, Chatham, Windsor, Peterborough, North Bay, New 
York, and Mexico City. 

Firth House has a House Committee comparable to the School Committee in 
Rogers House. It is the duty of the members of this committee to help the masters 
keep the Preparatory Department operating efficiently. They take heads of tables 
during a master's absence, check boys' rooms for tidiness, supervise Saturday 
evening activities in the gymnasium, on the rink, and in the T.V. room, and look 
after the Saturday evening snack. 

On many occasions they meet with the masters and discuss house problems, 
acting as a liaison between students and staff. This year's committees have been 
good ones. They consisted of: 


Fall Winter Spring 

Chairman — George Sarre Gary Brown Dennis Carter 

Vice-Chairman — Ray McLellan George Sarre Ray McLellan 

Ian Herman Dan Beemer Richard Breslin 

Jan Schneider Dennis Carter George Sarre 

Reg Young Ray McLellan Cameron Tait 

The Firth House Tea was held on Sunday afternoon, October 29th. It was 
held in the Grade 8 classroom in the new wing of Firth House. Parents, friends, 
brothers and sisters were all gathered there having tea and cookies, and talking 
about "their" boys at Pickering. The day outside was cloudy and at times 
it rained lightly; but all life in that classroom was busy, happy and quite talkative! 

The Prep had two soccer teams. The A team won two games against 
St. Andrew's College, tied one game with Upper Canada College, one with Hill- 
field, and one with Maple Leaf School of East Gwillimbury, and lost three games 
to Oak Ridges, and one to Appleby College. Although the B team did not do 
as well as the A team, they showed good sportsmanship in their games with St. 
Andrew's College, Oak Ridges, Hillfield, Appleby and Upper Canada College. 

On the eve of October 31st it is customary for all witches and goblins in 
the vicinity of Pickering College to come and invade Firth House. As they 
enter, the Prepsters disappear — in the direction of the dining room. After 
a sumptuous dinner served by peerless waiters the costumes were judged, we saw 
a movie, and went to bed tired, happy, and greasy with make-up. 

Parents' Day was November 25th. It was one of the big occasions of the 
year. Guests began to arrive at 2:30, and at 3 o'clock the Old Boys played 
basketball against the school. Between periods the Preparatory Department put on 
a gymnastic display under the direction of Mr. MacLean. In all the classrooms, 
including our new ones, displays of students' work were to be seen and after 
dinner the dramatic club presented Othello. 

When the Christmas season came around, Mr. Jewell invited us into his 
apartment where he entertained us with all sorts of refreshments and played 
music for us. On the last Saturday evening of the term we all went down 
to Mr. Jackman's where we listened to Dickens' "A Christmas Carol", and then 
sang songs under the direction of Mr. Murdoch. Before we went home Mrs. 
Jackman served us punch, sandwiches, Christmas cake and cookies. On the last 
day of school we joined the seniors in their dining-room for our Christmas 
dinner. Later, Santa Glaus arrived and distributed suitable gifts to those who 
had earned them. 

Mr. Menard coached our hockey team this year. We had a good season with 
a fair number of wins. We had five games, one with St. Andrews, one at 
Lakefield, two games home-and-home, with Hillfield, and one with Appleby. 
We enjoyed them all. 


One of the highlights of the winter term was the Glee Club's production of 
"H.M.S. Pinafore" by Gilbert and Sullivan. In the eyes of the Preparatory 
Department an even greater event began the next morning when we started out 
for our annual week of outdoor education at Limberlost Lodge. We learned 
much from Mrs. Hill, visiting lecturers from the Department of Lands and 
Forests and our own masters. We had ski instruction from Mr. Menard and a great 
deal of fun on skis including races, floodlight night skiing and a cross-country 
hike and cook-out. 

The spring term was a very short one, and a very busy one. In the Spring 
Festival the Prep presented "St. George and the Dragon" directed by Mr. 
Jewell, and sang under the direction of Mr. Murdoch. One of our boys provided 
piano music between numbers. 

On Sports Day, along with the rest of the school, our intramural programme 
was concluded. We broke no records, although George Sarre equalled one in 
the high jump. In the Quaker Relays, where about fifty schools enter teams, 
two of our boys took part in the C. R. Blackstock relay, we came second. 

Three teams, captained by Gary Brown, Dennis Carter, and George Sarre, 
played a series of games in baseball, umpired by Mr. Jackman. Carter's team 
won and the other two tied for second place. 

The final event of the year for our department was the Firth House Dinner 
held on the evening of June 4th. After a delicious dinner served by some of 
the boys from grade seven, Mr. Menard presented athletic colour badges to those 
boys in Firth House who had shown skill and sportsmanship in athletics through- 
out the year. The guest speaker was Mr. Trott, Principal of Rosedale Public 
School in Toronto, who gave us some worthwhile thoughts to carry' away. As 
the final act of the evening Mr. Beer presented the Rogers Cane to that boy who had 
best exemplified the ideals of Firth House during the year — namely Eaymond 

New Classroom Wing, 

Firth House, 

Opened September, 1961. 



A Tutor's position is midway between that of a master and that of a student. 
His duties other than his academic work are: to eoach teams, to supervise 
studies, to put students to bed, and to sometimes wake them up. 

In Firth House, Mr. li. F. Rice, or "Big Daddy Rice" ruled with infinite 

Henry W. Simmons (Simms), "uncle" Wally McColl and Larry Bone (Boney) 
formed the tutors' ranks in Rogers House. Larry live in suite B in the Grade IX 
alley. With this experience, Larry should be well prepared for any of life's 
problems. Wally and Simms resided in the gods, which is the penthouse apart- 

John Georgas (Small) lived in the lower floor suite at South House. 
John earned the reputation of being general director of all forms of entertainment. 

The Simmons, McColl, and Rice group are notorious for their excessive eating 
at a certain Toronto club, and for their immaculate laundry. 

The tutors found that their year at Pickering was a gratifying and worthwhile 
experience. They heartily thank the staff for their co-operation and guidance. 

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Quaker Cracker & Vouaueur 

IN the four issues of the Quaker Cracker published it has been the ambition 
of the staff not only to cover all school functions and activities but also to 
feature student material. Though not always easy to come by we felt that in 
order to represent our school we must have contributions from all groups and 
grades rather than from just one representative group. This proved quite satis- 
factory and we feel that this plan added interest to the Cracker. Our first two 
issues followed somewhat the policy of past years because we were a new staff 
working together for the first time but with experience we branched out to include 
more of our own ideas, for example, the articles featuring Pickering masters. 
Though often overlooked by the reader, our masthead, ''No only not less, but 
greater", was a goal for each of us and I feel that we, in the 1961-62 Cracker, 
have ti"ied to do our part to achieve this goal. 

Our hard working staff consisted of Joe Patterson, editor; Dave Rennie, 
assistant editor; Paul Smith, sports editor; John McKee, literary editor; and Ross 
Caldwell, cover, with the able aid of our staff advisers Mr. MacLean and Mr. 

Joe Patterson 



In Favor of Jfass 

This essay will defend the point of view that jazz has great musical value, if 
one knows where to look for it. Classical musicians may not agree, partly 
because they do not listen to jazz and partly because jazz has suffered from a 
certain disrepute. Some people regard jazz as a trivial form of music that does 
not merit careful listening. Classical musicians may smile at the notion of good 
taste in jazz, for many of them regard the whole genre as an undifferentiated 
mass of bad taste. Yet a careful study will reveal great differences within jazz 
and in the artistic integrity of its creators. If we are to understand jazz at all, 
we must first try to dislodge the prejudice that fine music can be created only by 
the division of labor used to improvise a melody. In jazz, I feel we return to the 
earlier type of classical musical creations, for it is the performers who are the 
authors of jazz. A melody from Tin Pan Alley or even a tune from a classical 
composition may form the starting point of the jazz piece. Jazz originated among 
the Negroes and improvisation arose because they could not, as a rule, read 
music, nor were they familiar with the classical tradition. 

In every jazz band there is solo improvision and usually accompanied at least 
by the rhythm section, and it is in this solo work that the great jazz players can 
best be studied. The genuine jazz idiom was set by improvision and to preserve 
this element it is very important that the jazz arranger give latitude for improvi- 
sation in solo choruses. Because it is largely improvisatory, jazz demands a shift 
of attitude, on the part of the classical musician. Despite the varied rhythmic 
career of 'classical music, Negro "polyrhythm" is foreign to classical music. The 
polyrhythm is usually an instinctive elaboration on two rhythms at once having a 
four-four time. Furthermore, the characteristic Negroid "three over four jazz 
superimposition" is rare in classical music. In addition jazz has the rhythmic 
element which is a kind of rhythmic "momentum". There is a rhythmic carry-over 
from one phrase to the next. It seems to be achieved by anticipating or retarding 
a note almost imperceptibly. It is not true, however, that this rhythmic element 
alone gives the essential character of jazz. The jazz ensemble usually contains 
three sections which are not four-part choirs as in the classical orchestra : percussion 
(double-bass, drums, piano, guitar), brass (trumpet, cornet, and trombone) and 
reeds (saxophones and clarinet). There is no fixed combination of these instru- 
ments. Although each of these sections is usually represented, the variety of 
instruments in any group is very great, from small "chamber" groups of two or 
three to large bands of eighteen members. The contrapuntal character of jazz may 
be inferred from its abandonment of the classical four-part choir, employed as 
a unit, and the equal value, generally speaking, bestowed on each voice. Its 


instrument technique, furthermore, differs completely from the classical. The man- 
ner of sounding in jazz music is inadmissible in classical music. The classical 
tradition, in my opinion, could gain much by absorbng the jazz intonation. The 
jazz tone is more "open", less restrained, rougher and more uniformly intense in 
feeling. The usual opening of a jazz piece is a sharp attack which is a special effect, 
rather than a characteristic in the classical canon. Only a few men, so far as I 
know, have succeeded in playing well both classical music and jazz. 

I strongly think that jazz is characterized throughout by an immediate in- 
tensity of feeling on a level that is not usually sustained in classical music. In 
classical music the mode of feeling is determined by the composer, in jazz the 
particular feeling is expressed and determined by the performer or arranger, who 
is the creator of the music. The sustained emotional intensity of jazz results not 
only from the rhythm and intonation, but also from the so-called "blue" note. The 
note is said to waver between flat and natural. 

In jazz no care is taken deliberately to set the theme which is usually so familiar 
that it is assumed and variation begins almost immediately, following the intro- 
ductory phrases. Usually variations are played by three or four solo instruments, 
in turn, after a few ensembled choruses. The theme-and-variations form is perhaps 
the most basic of all musical forms and permits of an infinite variety of expression. 
Because it is the most flexible of all musical forms, therefore, jazz serves us as 
one of the musical expressions of the modern age. However, jazz does not have that 
organic structural unity that characterizes most classical music. But the fact is 
that the organic features of the classical theme-and-variations form are also present 
in jazz. 

When we consider that not only Frescobaldi but Handel, Mozart and Beetho- 
ven were all great composers, we realize it is intellectual superiority which made 
them write the music that came easily to them. We realize that such individuals 
composed the most difficult of symphonies. On the other hand we consider that 
the jazz instrumentalist is uninterested and sometimes incapable of writing down 
his own real compositions. Thus we can understand why the structure of jazz 
is almost at a standstill as far as written compositions for symphony orchestra go. 

The shaping of melody by the instruments involved is something I feel 
accounts not only for the character of classical music but for the character of 
jazz. Trying to define jazz is like trying to define poetry. What is poetry? 
You tell me. I recognize it when I see it, the same as I "dig" good jazz when 
I hear it. Some people write poetry and some just write. It is that certain spark 
inside that makes the difference. You either like the swing of jazz or you do not 
like it. There is no half way. 

Leon C. Simmons 

Howne Coming 

Against the early grey of dawn was silhouetted a dark sinister rigging. This 
ghastly mass of logs and planks was constructed in the center of a bridge, 
which spanned the dark waters of a raging river. One beam projected out over 
the current; near its end, gently swaying in the breeze, hung a rope. 


Across the water rang the sound of foot-steps. A small group of men left the 
road and shuffled their way onto the bridge. Black shining boots, topped by 
crisp blue uniforms, expressed their neatness. The unisonous sound of their boots 
was interrupted by a grey bundle of rags which staggered in their midst. He was 
a shrivelled mass of flesh with hair growing all over his body, in all directions. 
The procession stopped in the middle of the bridge. The apparition, somehow, 
moved unsupported onto a little platform projecting over the water. 

He didn't notice the men about him nor the rope being placed about his neck. 
His eyes and mind were wandering, travelling into another world. 

He felt the noose tighten — at a signal the men fell back a few paces — and 
with a kick, his feet were knocked from under him. His fall was checked in mid- 
air with violent abruptness. Gasping for air he tried, at the same time, to rid 
himself of the deadly coil about his throat, but his hands had been bound to his 
body. Then he felt himself falling again, tumbling into the dark torrent below. 
The icy water lashed around his body, reviving his mind. The thought of drown- 
ing filled him with extra strength; the rope slackened. Arms flailing and feet 
kicking, he reached the surface, only to be met by a spray of bullets. Under he went 
again, he swam until his lungs gave out and forced him to come up for more air. 
Would he ever reach that shore? Finally, half walking, half crawling, he made 
his way out of the water and into the welcome cover of the forest. 

For days he battled his way across swamps and through forests. Pain of 
hunger and fatigue was always present. Bundles of flesh and blood were his feet, 
cut by the hostile earth. Would he ever be able to get out of this cruel jungle 
which had tormented his body? 

The terrain became friendlier. He could not believe it. At last he had 
reached his own country. The sun seemed to shine brighter here, while eveiy 
brook and bird sang him a welcome song. It was summer. Tall and green grew 
the grass. In great array of dazzling colour, flowers spotted the fertile country 
side. Home : there was his mountain — actually it was a large hill. Nestled in 
its lee stood a few buildings. The narrow path still wound crookedly from the 
house to the road, just as he had remembered it years ago. 

The front door opened and his wife came rushing out, closely followed by 
(how he had grown) his only son. Arms outstretched he ran up the path. 
Wouldn't he ever reach them? He felt a great weight force him to the ground; 
yet he could never reach the ground for something was pulling him back. He 
tried to call out, but no sound would come forth. Tears rolled down his face as 
he writhed in an attempt to reach his wife and son. A gurgle was forced from 
between his lips when he realized that he would never touch his family again. 
Then the earth mixed with the sky, house and country-side into a complete and 
ominous blackness. 

The group of soldiers marched off the bridge and down the path towards 
the garrison. The ring of their boots carried out over the water and past a man, 
silhouetted against the early morning grey sky. The tears were still on his face 
as he swayed gently at the end of the rope. 

John F. W. McKee 


.1 #fot/#f# Bunt 

Quite often the Royal Family of England goes hunting. This is a report on 
one of those very important events in the life of the Royal Family. 

On April the first the Royal Family suddenly decided to go hunting in Africa, 
so the prince phoned Lumumba and asked him to get the local Mau Mau together 
for a hunt. 

This idea spread like wildfire and other heads of state decided to get into 
the act, such as Kennedy, Khrushchev, and Diefenbaker. Both Kennedy and Khrush- 
chev decided to take tanks and other armament along. Diefenbaker decided that 
an R.C.M.P. horse and a pistol would be sufficient. 

After all the preparations the hunt was finally organized for June of the 
following year. Lumumba armed the Mau Mau with Bazookas and sub-machine 
guns, and the heads of state set out using various means of transportation. 

A tight twenty mile perimeter was held by the Mau Mau to trap the animals, 
but since there were no animals in it, some elephants were brought from the Bronx 
and London Zoos and other animals were taken from the local country. 

The prince entered the twenty mile perimeter and immediately took a shot at 
a Zoogalot but only succeeded in slaughtering a small field mouse. Thus the 
hunt began. 

Now the group split into two parties, Kennedy, Diefenbaker and Khrushchev 
going one way and the Royal Family, with Lumumba the other way. 

The Kennedy group met with ill fortune. No sooner did they get to the 
summit of a hill and see an elephant, when Kennedy and Khrushchev began to 
argue over whose elephant it was. Both Kennedy and Khrushchev turned their 
tanks towards each other and sped to a collision. Diefenbaker in the middle began 
shooting at them with his pistol to no avail. At the last moment Diefenbaker 
was seen and they both stopped to hear Diefenbaker order a conference on the 
summit of the hill. During this time the elephant had left the scene, leaving 
the conference very close to chaos. 

The Royal Family in their section were a little more successful having 
bagged one field mouse and one very old elephant. Later they found the other 
party and also joined the conference on the summit. 

The conference carried on and finally both sides summarized their complaints. 
Khrushchev said that since the elephant's tail was red, signifying the Russian red 
star, it should have been his and that he was rudely interrupted. 

Kennedy said that the elephant was his since the red tail signified the end or 
least of its desires, in other words it was not Russian, and that "he" had been 
rudely interrupted. It all boiled down to the fact that both Kennedy and Krus- 
chev claimed the elephant, not realising the elephant had come from the London 
Zoo. Finally the matter was dropped. 

Then the real fun began. The Mau Maus being of a different tribe than that 
of Lumumba began to shoot at him. Khrushchev took the side of the Mau Maus, 
and Kennedy took the side of Lumumba. 


Seeing this Diefenbaker immediately took the initiative, took Khrushchev's tank 
and began to blow up a few Mau Maus. This discouraged the Mau Mau a little 
and they left, leaving behind their guns and bazookas. For this action Diefen- 
baker was congratulated and told that he had averted a world crisis. 

This glorious and courageous hunt was then ended for that year and they 
all went to the palace for a delicious cup of tea spiked with Canadian Club. 

Dennis Hons 

Citisensh ip 

An immigrant staggers, seasick, from his ship. He observes critically his future 
homeland and hears the longshoremen shouting as they work, in a strange 
incomprehensible language. He regards attentively different signs and tries to 
decipher the writing on them. At this time, a process of naturalization begins 
which finds its climax in citizenship. 

Immigration officials put a map of Canada in his hand and usher this fresh 
arrival into a waiting train. From one of the windows, he observes with curiosity 
the passing scenery. He marvels at the numerous and luxurious cars, the many 
frame houses and the television antennae. He sees the expensive modern farm 
machinery and discusses with friends many other aspects of this country. How- 
ever, not all is just wonder and fulfilled hopes. The immigrant scrutinizes con- 
temptuously the unclean streets and the less elaborate railway stations. He 
constantly compares Canada with the Old Country. 

More disappointment awaits him. One by one, his countrymen leave him at 
different stations, and he mournfully says good-bye to his travel companions. 
Soon he himself steps off the train. He looks around expectantly for Canadian 
friends and finds no one. Wearily and deeply disappointed, he waits — lost in such 
a large country. Without adequate knowledge of English, he is unable to seek 
help. He searches for his benefactor's address and finds also the telephone number. 
However, the Canadian dial system is too complicated for him. Still, he eventually 
arrives at his friend's home to find that he had been mistaken in the time of 

After the initial disappointment, his heart slowly warms to his adopted 
country. The abundance of cheap goods and the self-service technique in the 
supermarkets at first surprise him. He becomes accustomed to the unstable em- 
ployment conditions, and the "buy now, pay later" purchasing. Instead of walk- 
ing, he drives a car now. He has become a definite part of our economy. 

Culturally, he also makes great steps forward. After a few months' courses 
in English, our immigrant enjoys life much more. He is now able to make 
friends. Over the radio, television, and newspapers, he is continually exposed to 
a steady stream of Canadian culture. More and more, his thoughts revolve 
around his new country. Jazz and rock n' roll are parts of the American music 
which he admires. Many new sports enter his life : baseball, football, and hockey. 
In Europe, he had been a soccer enthusiast only. 

His letters home and to his friends grow less and less frequent, eventually 
ceasing altogether. The images of his old friends become blurred and uncertain. 


He has accepted a totally new life, and, consequently his new country has gradu- 
ally eclipsed the old one. 

Our immigrant is now far advanced from the helpless, fearful man, who had 
arrived. Learning our language and customs, he has developed a deep loyalty 
and affection for his adopted country. Indeed, he finally can agree with the 
famous German scientist who said, when he received United States citizenship, 
"I swear complete loyalty to my adopted country, but I will always honour the 
country in which I was born." 

Brian Marshall 

Three Prayers 


/ often sit and wonder 

how and why, where and who : 

it seems that all must be a question, 

well-termed, well-defined 

and collectively good — 

yet how many answers turn out 

so fine and right! 

I wonder if I really 

want to know the answers, 

and does my conscience 

tear and turn and beg 

no more 

for what it knows I will receive? 

I would not want to throw 
away the flesh I have 
so short a time 

Yet Lord of God 

if you are there 

and can hear my sinful sound : 

give me the strength 

for now I feel 

to end it all. 


/ find no pleasure 

joy or God 

in all I have to do 

I feel no sense 
of warmth and love 
for all my fellow men 

I see myself 
alone and sick 
with no one to enjoy 

But this I know 

(much finer 

than a worthless friend) : 

There is no life in the day of gloom, 
there is no sun, no moon; 
there is however one small thing 
that sucks this sickly land 

It is that God 

does not feel this 

but I am sure he knows 




mind, heart, soul and flesh 

were but one 


and conscience, instinct, God 


I would rid of one. 

Elio Agostini 


Ih><illt of a Saint 

It seems impossible. I am referring to the death of Ernest Hemingway. On 
July 2, 1961 he put his double-barreled shotgun between his teeth and pulled 
the trigger. The explosion blew his head apart and spattered the gore on the 
walls and ceiling of his living-room. He was sixty-two. 

The incredible fact of Hemingway's suicide is difficult to grasp. He didn't 
shoot himself because of insanity, depression, or a broken heart. No, this man 
fought his way to death. That is, he challenged his own courage and guts to 
force the inevitable into the open. To Hemingway, his own death was the final 
challenge of life and its trials. This climax was the greatest moment of his life on 
earth. His ego wouldn't permit him to deny himself the right to enjoy his 
own death. 

A suicide is unusual. Hemingway's death was not ordinary although it was 
typical of his everyday actions. Even from boyhood he was an individual. Born 
into the middle class of Oak Parks, Illinois, Hemingway hated to conform. He 
had his first girl at fourteen. At nineteen, he entered the war in Italy in the Red 
Cross Ambulance Corps. During an attempt to save a wounded Italian soldier 
from "no man's land", Hemingway was seriously wounded. His body received 
256 bits of shrapnel at close range. It only slowed him to a crawl. After gaining 
safety he discovered the Italian to be dead. 

Ten years later, Hemingway, better known as "Papa" wrote of his knowledge 
of war in "Farewell to Arms." In that book he denounced war and tried to prove 
the stupidity of it. He said there was "nada" in war: nothing. Everything is 
destroyed; the gentle, the brave, the intelligent and the strong. There is no mercy 
in war. There is no gain. There is "Nada". Hemingway hated war but he loved 
to fight and challenged death to a duel. 

Hemingway made his life a bull ring. He was the bull and life was the 
matador. He challenged the matador and charged relentlessly. Again and again 
he charged. He charged in his hometown, he charged in Italy in the war, he 
charged when he wrote books, he charged in Africa and charged in Spain in the 
bull ring. He was the bull, never giving up but always charging, charging life 
and every trial it offered. Sometimes he was beaten but his attitude to this was: 
''Man can be defeated but never destroyed." His belief was characteristic of 
Hemingway from the beginning to the end. It was seen in him even at the age 
of twelve. He took up boxing and broke his nose the first day. He was back 
in the ring the next day despite fervent protests from his mother. 

Like the bull, Hemingway never gave in to death, but fought to win it. It 
was not a. miserable struggle but a tragic battle. That was Hemingway's trade 
mark. Indeed his mark could be seen in everything he did. Even death was 
marked by an explosion and Hemingway's blood. He loved red. It was the cape 
waved in front of the bull. 

Brian Magee 


History is not Bunk 

'History is bunk'; A simple enough remark made in the heat of frustration 

by one man who had been thwarted in a pet project — as many men see 
their ambitions and ideals go by the board, the victims of adverse chance or 
design. Yet this man's plans were different. Hemy Ford's project was to 
prevent World War I with a well-meaning idea which germinated in his 
'Peace Ship'. However, in doing so, he was attempting to change the pre- 
scribed course of history. He failed. 

His failure was inevitable, for history is as closely allied to the fate of 
mankind as the sea is to the vitality of the earth. Without the mother sea, 
the earth would be a barren mass of rock floating aimlessly, lifelessly, through 
infinity; without more than a featureless void. History is not bunk. It is 
the background, intangible, yet sentient, to life and the key to its success or 

Through the millcniums great civilizations have reared their heads, flourished, 
and fallen to dust. On their ruins, others have grown, each one more triumphant, 
more cultured than its predecessor. The new culture did not start from nothing. 
Always, whether consciously or unconsciously, its leaders modelled it on the 
customs, the language, the ideas or the ideals of one that had gone before. 
In short, they based their civilization on what was to them, history. The Greek 
ideal was universal freedom to enquire and experiment. In the Europe of 
the middle ages, the Church fathered this fundamental freedom. As a result, 
the Renaissance, that phoenix of European civilization rising from the ashes 
of the Dark Ages, was purely an expression of the Greek ideal. Subsequently 
the basis of modern science is the findings of Leonardo, Galileo and Copernicus; 
and the labours of Greek-inspired painters and sculptors, Michelangelo, Titan 
and Leonardo again, have produced the world's most treasured art. The modern 
western civilization itself is based on past history — it is inspired by many long- 
dead worlds. Roman law is its law. The Greek democracy is western democracy. 
Even its numeral system is based on the Arabic, established many centuries before 

The march of history through the ages is the foundation of civilizations. 
This advance is also the story of progress. As a whole, history is a 'graph 
of rising and falling states', nations and cultures 'disappearing as on some 
gigantic film' (Durant). Vet there are certain peaks in the human past which, 
once gained, were never lost. These indelible advances are what had made 
history. Speech, for example was not a gift from the gods, but the first slow 
painstaking achievement in the process of human progress. Without it, history 
would have halted before it had truly begun and reason 'would have stayed 
where we find it in the brute'. Through like syntheses, the ages have seen 
man toil painfully from ledge to ledge, plateau to plateau, on the mountain 
at the summit of which lies human perfection. He discovered fire, a protection 
against his natural foe, climate. He conquered the beasts, thereby carrying 
off the spoils from his battle with annihilation by the tooth and claw. He 
became a social animal, acquired morals, science and tools, all of which lifted him 


from the level of brutality to that of civilization. He has inherited the mental 
and cultural heritage of the past through education. And education has 
become the means by which he can pass on to descending generations the 
gathered experience and knowledge of himself and his ancestors. The invention 
of printing and writing has enabled him to record the past for posterity. 
The history text, so commonly accepted and maligned, can be one of the greatest 
books in the modern world. A civilization is not a material thing 'tied down to 
the earth like a serf (Durant), but is an accumulation of knowledge and 
cultural advances. The essential genius of man has made the future of civiliza- 
tion secure through such great books as the Bible, the classics, dictionaries. 

What exactly is the ultimate end of civilization and progress? The summit 
of the mountain is future history — the realm of the philosopher. Whether the 
end will be a holocaust of man-made destruction or the reaching of perfection 
— the mythical Utopia — only history will tell. 

A sentence of Napoleon's, one of the last he spoke, aptly supports the 
meaning and value of the past. "May my son study history," he said "for it 
is the only true philosophy." History is not bunk ... it is life itself! 

Bryan Eaton 

The Orchestra and its 

The word orchestra is a derivation of the Greek word that meant an open 
space enclosed and set apart from the chorus between the audience and stage 
in the great outdoor theatres associated with those times. 

The development of the orchestra as an individual unit instead of a mere 
accompanying body was quite slow. Joseph Haydn was the first composer and 
conductor to employ fully the individual possibilities of each individual instrument, 
and to divide these instruments into the four groups or choirs of today. Haydn 
developed a considerable number of instruments although his orchestra was still 
small in comparison to a modern symphony orchestra. 

The four choirs of the modern orchestra are the strings, the woodwinds, 
the brasses and the percussion instruments. 

The instruments associated with the strings are the violins, the violas, cellos, 
and double-basses. The flute, piccolo, oboe, English horn, clarinet, bass clarinet, 
bassoon and contra-bassoon compose the woodwinds. In the brasses are the French 
horn, trumpet, trombone and the tuba. Among the varied array of percussion instru- 
ments are the bells, glockenspiel, celest, tympani (kettle drum), xylophone, drums, 
tambourine, triangle, cymbals, and numerous others depending on the effect desired 
by the conductor. Also included in this section are the harps, pipe organ, and piano. 

Of all these the strings are most important and form the foundation on 
which the rest of the orchestra is built. 

In the great orchestras of today size and arrangements varies. 

Following is a brief description of several of the most important instruments 
in the order in which they are presented to the conductor on each page of his 
score, where the strings, the fundamental instruments are placed at the bottom. 

First comes the flute which is notable for its grace, agility, and the bird- 


Like quality of its higher registers. It is frequently made of steel but is considered 
a woodwind instrument. 

The piccolo is a small sized flute, a little less than one half the size of the 
larger instrument. It is one octave higher in pitch than the written music, 
and lends brilliance to a performance, as the composer may desire and indicate. 

The oboe is a double reed instrument which has a fixed pitch so other 
instruments tune from it. It is employed for pastoral effects because it has a 
penetrating and slightly sickening nasal tone. 

The English horn, contrary to what people feel, has no relation to John 
Peel, for it is neither horn, nor English, but is in truth an alto oboe. Its 
voice is appropriate for music of a melancholy nature. 

The clarinet is a single reed instrument of primary importance in a military 
band, holding the same position there as the violins do in the orchestra. Mozart 
was the first composer to recognize its qualities for the orchestra. 

The bassoon resembles somewhat a bundle of sticks, hence its Italian name 
fagott. It has two distinct personalities, a mellow and a jocular. 

Of the brasses, the trumpet is the instrument which gives a stirring blast 
of sound. It is used to play triumphal and march melodies. The French Horn, 
which is a descendant of the hunting horn, gives a muted or sometimes brassy 
effect. It is one of the most difficult instruments in the orchestral lineup to play. 

The trombone is sometimes spoken of as a slide trombone. The slide 
varies the length of the tube and hence the pitch. It is really a big trumpet 
capable of producing imposing effects. 

The percussion section includes these instruments which must be struck to 
produce a sound. They are of two classes: those that produce noise and those 
that produce definite pitch. 

Now we come to the strings. 

The violins have been gregarious, 

Right from the time of Stradivarius, 

Producing tones both high and deep, 

Prom hair of horse on gait of sheep. 

In all kinds of orchestral weather, 

They like to string along together. 

The violin consists of a resonating box with four strings G, D, A, E. 
Tone is produced by drawing horse hair over them or plucking them with the 
fingers (pizzicato). 

The viola is a slightly enlarged violin with strings C, G, D, A, the G, D, and A 
being the same as the violin. 

The Cello is a violin too big to play under the chin. It produces a much 
lower pitch than the violin or viola. 

The Double Bass is the lowest instrument in the orchestra. It has four 
strings just like all other stringed instruments except it stands five and a half feet 

So we finally come to the terminating point of our tour through the 
orchestra. I hope you have enjoyed it. 

Ron Farro 




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Mr. Chu has been' directing the activi- 
ties of the Boys who work in our craft 

We wish to thank him for the fine job he 
has done this year. We are pleased to pre- 
sent some of the work done under his artistic 

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Zw. £7ie South House Haven lived seven young men, 

And a song-making tutor now and then — 

There was Brian who was the quiet one, 

Lucky to be made Mr. Brebner's son. 

Next came Bill, from the north quite far, 

Who thought nothing better than his Dad's Ford car. 

Then there was Paul with his T.V. set. 

When it came to hockey he sure watched the net. 

Now comes Barry, my roommate through time, 

He thinks Teacher's College will be just fine. 

Frequently to Bradford went the Mattawa Mauler, 

At local places he was a frequent caller; 

And remember Jimmy, who ivas always buzzin' 

Down to Toronto to see his so-called cousin; 

And we won't forget our Housemaster, Bill, 

Of antique clocks he tried to get his fill. 

This great old house which has been our home 

Will remain in our hauls ii-Jk rcrcr ire roam. 

Paul Sci-iutz 


Firth House Seniors 

The Firth House Seniors are a quiet subdued bunch of well-mannered 
STUDENTS. Here are some interesting facts observed throughout the year: 
We are still doubtful that it is Bryan's hockey ability that got him the nickname 
'KELLY'. Fred Schuch did not seem to finish last term on such good terms 
with O.L.C. however according to Fred whatever O.L.C. has, Huntsville has better. 
Our Fred Chanyi claims he 'nose' quite a bit about tanks and tobacco and 
according to his roomate he could be right. Which brings us around to Smitty 
alias (154) who is not an alkii' even though he goes for Sherry in more ways 
than one way! Daper Dave Holden threw a new dance — "The Clot" at the 
spring formal .... Marg is suing. Mr. Twister and Itss C.B. will soon be 
inviting you to their special tea. (in between rounds) We are of course referring 
to the man that brings his laughs in a little bag wherever he goes Bob Richardson. 
Well I guess that wraps it up from our corner, hope to see you all next year. 

B. R. Eaton 


Meeting far JVarship 

We are most grateful to the members of the staff and of the Student Com- 
mittee who have assisted in our Meetings for Worship on Sunday evenings 
during the past year. We also wish to thank friends and Old Boys of the school 
who have come to speak to us on these occasions. Although inter-denominational in 
character, "Our Beloved Community" remains strongly under the influence of the 
Society of Friends who founded our school in 1842 and we like to think that 
Quaker philosophy plays a dominant role in the religious experience of our school. 
The themes of our meetings were as follows : 

The Headmaster, Our Way of Life; Mr. Joseph McCulley, Our New Boys' 
Service; Mr. Keith McLaren, Standards; Mr. Gabriel Olusanya, The United 
Nations; Mr. W. H. Jackman, The Ideal Young Man; Mr. Peter Newbery, Pil- 
grimage and Pickering; Mr. C. R. Blackstock, Tradition and Vision, Sources of 
Growth; The Headmaster, Christmas Meditation; Mr. Veale, Three R's of Edu- 
cation. By the Student Committee, Bob Rayner, The World Outside; Bob Bloom- 
field, Know Thyself; Don Bretzlaff, Respect the Past; Elio Agostini, The Souls 
Sincere Desire; Dave Seibert, Do It Now; Bill Pratt, The Heart of the Matter; 
Barry Ayoub, Go and Do Thou Likewise; Bob Fawcett, What's Expected of Us? 
Joe Patterson, The Other Fellow; Rev. Fred Smith, That Men Might Brothers Be; 
Rev. Shaun Herron, Religion and Imagination; Mr. Bruce Lundgren, Fear and 
Fulfilment; Rev. J. E. Speers of Trinity Church, Aurora; J. D. Purdy, The Third 
Word; Mr. Richard Stingle, The Disciplined Will; The Headmaster, What Added 

Staff Nates 

OUR congratulations to Bruce Lunegren on his marriage to Miss Arlene Long, 
which took place on Friday, June 29th, in Toronto. After three years of valu- 
able service to our College, Mr. Lundgren is taking a year's leave-of-absence to pur- 
sue his studies at the University of Toronto. We shall miss him, but look forward to 
his return with Mrs. Lundgren in September 1963. Our best wishes for happiness 
to the bride and groom! 

Our best wishes, somewhat belated, go to Mr. Norman MacLean, whose wedding 
to Miss Maureen Doepel took place on September 2nd last in Kitchener. 

Judson D. Purdy brought great honour to himself and to our school on June 
1st of this year when he was granted his Doctorate of Philosophy by the University 
of Toronto. We are hopeful that his PhD. thesis, "John Strachan and Education in 
Canada, 1800 to 1851," will soon be added to our library shelves. Our most affec- 
tionate congratulations to Dr. Purdy! 

We wish to express our best wishes to those members of the teaching staff 
who are leaving this year and our thanks to them for their contribution to Picker- 
ing. Mr. Gene Chu is planning to study Art in New York City, Mr. Edgar Murdoch 
will be carrying on his musical career in Toronto and Mr. Paul Moore will be con- 
tinuing his classical studies at the University of Toronto. 


The Pickering College Association 

We are able to report a most active and successful year for the Association 
under the chairmanship of Bruce Foster who was succeeded as President by 
Duncan Cameron at the Annual Meeting at the College in March of this year. 
Elected at the same time were Eric M. Yeale, as Secretary, Bruce Foster, as Treas- 
urer, and B. W. Jackson, Malcolm McGillivray , Herbert Miller and Warren Skuse, 
as members of the Executive. During the past year under the able direction of 
President Foster, the Association held a family picnic for Old Boys at the College 
in June, a dinner dance in Toronto in January and hockey and basketball games 
at the school on the evening of the Annual Meeting in March. 

President Cameron has announced that the June picnic will be continued as an 
annual feature of the Association's activities, the dinner dance taking place in the 
autumn and the Annual Meeting as usual at the College in March together with 
the hockey and basketball games with the school teams. He further reported the 
setting up of a Development Committee under the Chairmanship of the Head- 
master and including Allan Rogers, Duncan Cameron, Eric Yeale, Bruce Foster, 
Warren Skuse and Russell Disney, whose function will be to make recommendations 
to the College Board regarding a building programme and improvement of the 
school's present facilities. At the first meeting of the new Executive Barney Jackson 
was appointed Editor of the Newsletter, which has done so much to keep members 
informed during the last two years. Russell Disney was named as Auditor and Bruce 
Foster as Chairman of the Committee for the fall formal dance. The school is in- 
deed grateful for the enterprise and interest of the Old Boys at the helm of the 



Senior Football 

The Senior Team, under the direction of Mr. Menard and Larry Bone, 
enjoyed a successful season again this year. The coaches worked the team, 
composed mainly of newcomers, into good shape for its first game. We met 
Orillia, who were "A" school champions last year and defeated them 24-0. 

We defeated Bayview in our first league game 40-7. After the Bayview game 
we rolled on to defeat Ridley 26-0 and Trinity 24-0. We enjoyed victories over 
Markham 14-7, Woodbridge 27-7, and King City 27-0. 

Appleby College defeated us 37-7. This game not only dampened the team's 
pride but left some of the players limping with injuries. These injuries proved 
costly as Markham High School defeated us 28-19 in our next game. Two losses 
in a row moved to be enough as the injury-riddled team fought hard to overwhelm 
Bayview 29-0. We met King City to decide the winners of our section, and Pick- 
ering chalked up another laurel by defeating King 26-0. The next game against 
Woodbridge was unimportant to our position and they went down to defeat 14-0. 

We clobbered Uxbridge High 46-13. On Nov. 8 we met Park Street High 
School from Orillia for the Georgian Bay Secondary Schools Association Senior "B" 
Football Final and won the Championship with a score of 19-0. 

Bock row: D. Menard (coach), Larry Bone (ass't. coach), P. Schutz, D. Holbrook, R. Edwards, 
R. Fawcett, P. Clare, J. Patterson, A. Hay, D. Hons, J. Lessard (mgr.), H. M. Beer (head- 
master). Middle row: D. Holden, R. Rayner, W. Pratt, R. Smith, M. Morrison, B. Jesson, 
B. Marshall, R. Brunton, D. Seibert, R. Veale, D. Rennie. Front- row: R. Richardson, R. Hilton, 
E. Soyko, D. Bretzlaff (captain), J. McKee, E. Agostini, C. Moore. 




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Junior Football 

It is never possible to assess the true success of any team on the mere basis of 
games played or of the total picture of wins and losses. Such is certainly 
the case of the Junior Football squad. Here was a group, many of whom had 
played very little football before, some of whom didn't know much about the 
game at the beginning of the season. By the end of the year not only were nil 
members enjoying themselves immensely, but there had been generated a very 
real spirit. This spirit was apparent even when put to the ultimate test, the 
humiliating defeat. The Junior Team was quite overpowered by Midland (32-0) 
and SAC (37-6). 

There were other defeats in the season, but they were all taken in the 
stride of the Junior Team. When they were bested, it only gave them additional 
incentive to try harder the next time. Many laps were put in on Memorial Field, 
many push-ups were done and many hours of running through plays improved 
the unit considerably. Bench strength was the greatest handicap which the coaches, 
Mr. Bruce Lundgren and Mr. Norm MacLean, had to contend with. 

The five Junior victories were all well-earned. The Juniors defeated Orillia 
12-6, Grove 32-6, Appleby 2-1, Trinity 27-0, and enjoyed a comeback victory over 
Stouffville 19-13. They lost two games to Markham, one to St. Andrews, Ridley, 
Stouffville, and Midland. 

Teams cannot be successful without good coaching. Mr. Lundgren and Mr. 
MacLean fulfilled this duty very capably. 

All members of the Junior Football team can look back proudly on last season 
with a sense of accomplishment and a remembrance of fun and good times. There 
were many trips during the season last year. The occasional pessimist felt that 
it was a plot to undermine the team's morale, but most looked upon the travelling 
as an opportunity to see the "world". 

In any event, all those who played last fall will be anxiously awaiting the 
beginning of the new season this coming fall. 

Back Row. Mr. Lundgren (coach), D. Rieder (mgr.), J. Clark, B. Duder, D. Hay, 
B. Johnston, F. Schuch, R. Milne, C. Beaton, I, McLaughlin, F. Chan- 
yi, L. Lentz, Mr. MacLean (coach). 

Front Row. G. Munro, P. Wright, K. Greenwood, B. Richardson, R. Farro, B. 
Barnstaple, B. Spence, P. Smith, R. Kirsheman. 

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Bock fiow: Mr. Richardson (coach), R. Lew, D. Bloom, R. McFarlane, E. Strauss, 
D. Boulton, P. Mulholland, B. Bartley, J. Morse, G. Ward, D. Tweed, 
B. Arrowsmith, D. Brown. 

Front Row. J. Dunn, R. McTavish, D. Ferris, B. Kaysmith, P. Herrcra, D. Mor- 
gan, J. Lewis, J. Munro, K. Doe, J. Hunter, T. Yuill, J. Scott. 

Bantam Football 

Perhaps one pf the most distressing sights for a coach to witness is the first 
"call-out" of the season for the Bantam Football team. All those who aspire 
to great things on the grid-iron have gone to the Junior or Senior level. Gathered 
about in clusters is a motley crew of would-be football players. The coach must 
resign himself to the long and arduous task of teaching fundamentals to boys 
who often do not know the difference between the flying tackle and fishing tackle. 
But slowly there is progress made. The Bantam Team of 1961 was no exception. 
They did generate, out of their struggles to learn how to play properly, terrific 
spirit and determination. It is quite understandable that what this year's team 
lacked was experience. Many mistakes were made, but everyone learned from 
those mistakes. 

Under the leadership of Mr. Ed Richardson, Mr. John Georgas, then late in 
the season, Mr. Norm MacLean, the team ended its season with victories over 
Hillfield and Orillia. 

The Junior Football Squad volunteered to help the Bantams in their game 
against Hillfield, but the Bantams were full of fight in that game and didn't 
need the Juniors as they defeated Hillfield 26-14. The team members would like 
to thank the three coaches who faithfully stayed with the team through thick 
and thin, through bad games and good. Indeed, it would not be surprising to 
see many of the Bantam players wearing Junior uniforms in 1962. 


Senior Saccer 

Winning the deciding game with Gravenhurst finished off a fine season for 
the Senior Team. The winning of this game brought back to Pickering the 
G.B.S.S.A. Senior "B" championship for the second year in a row. 

The team had a fine record for the season. They had six wins, three tics, 
and two losses. 

Pickering lost its first game against their old rivals, Bradford. This game was 
played at Bradford and the team redeemed itself when it returned to play the 
second game on its own field. A third game was necessary to decide which team 
would represent the Southern District of Georgian Bay. Pickering came through 
to win this all-important game. 

In the game with Gravenhurst, the teams played through the regulation 
time with neither team scoring any goals. With only minutes left in first overtime 
period, Barry Ayoub kicked in the winning goal. This goal ended another suc- 
cessful soccer season. 

There was good participation and interest shown throughout the season. 
The players came out every day to the north field and moulded a team. This 
team had spirit, and the determination to make good. This determination showed 
in every game that the team played. 

Without the fine coaching of Mr. E. Redekop, the team would have had a 
harder time accomplishing what they did. 

Back Row : Mr. Beer, R. Blackstock, J. Watt, J. Angel, D. Broad, H. Blankestijn, 

J. Beer, S. Bunge, R. Caldwell (Mgr.), Mr. Redekop (coach). 
Front Row: R. Bloomfield, B. Ayoub, L. Simmons, D. Kerr, R. Robinson. 



Junior Soccer 

The Junior Soccer team was faced with its usual problem this year; it had 
its strength only in the willingness of its members and the determination of 
its coach. It takes time to develop the skill of the sport and the defeats early in 
the season displayed the fact that a great deal of work still had to be done 
to create a winning team. 

By sticking to their guns the Junior team finally came up with a fine win 
over Aurora by scoring three goals and keeping Aurora from getting the sphere 
in the Pickering goal net. 

The season proved to be invaluable experience, and many of the players 
who this year played on the Junior Team will be ready to move up to the 
Senior squad to make names for themselves in the annals of Soccer. 

Thanks must go to the coach, Mr. Henry Simmons for the fine job he 
did in moulding the team from the very rough materials he was given at the 
beginning of the year. 

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First Hockey 

The Senior Hockey team this year had a very rewarding season. This could 
be attributed, mostly, to the fact that we had a number of players returning 
from last year's team. Combined with the new blood, we had a very solid nucleus, 
together with a strong bench. 

Due to the flu epidemic which hit us in mid-February, we only played a 
total of nine games. We won five of these contests, losing only four; three of these 
against our arch rivals — St. Andrews. Our other loss was to Trinity College. 

Paul Schutz, our goalie, performed superbly in all games, gaining one shutout 
and barely missing four others by one goal each time. 

The defence was composed of Bob Fawcett, a veteran of last year, and three 
new seniors in Pete Clare, Barry Jesson, and Bob Brunton. They all played very 
well throughout the season and were life-savers on many occasions. 

Our first line of Don Bretzlnff, Mai Morisson, and alternately Skip Angel or 
Brian Eaton played extremely well in scoring a good percentage of our goals. 

Due to sickness and injuries, our second line was formed of a number of 
different players. Ron Veale, Jim Beer, Skip Angel, Glenn Munro, and Bryan 
Eaton all played on the line at different times. 

Our third line had Ross Caldwell and Jim Nakagawa on the wings with 
one of the first liners filling in at centre. 

We are all looking forward to next season when we should have a number of 
this year's squad back with us. 

The boys on the team extend their thanks to Mr. McLaren for the fine job 
lie did coaching the team. Also a word of thanks to the manager, Bryan Brock- 

Back Row: Mr. Beer, J. Beer, B. Brunton, R. Caldwell, P. Clare, G. Munro, J. 

Nakagawa, Mr. McLaren (coach). 
Front Row : J. Angel, B. Eaton, M. Morrison, P. Schutz, R. Fawcett, D. Bretzlaff, 

B. Jesson. 

Back Row : D. Broad, B. Barnstaple, C. Moore, D. Hons, F. Sehueh, Mr. MacLean 

(coach) . 
Front Row : M. Oelbaum, B. Edwards, B. Milne, P. Smith, D. Morgan. 

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a strong Ridley team 5 to 2. Previously the Second Team had defeated S.A.C. 
6 to 4, with the Munro, Oelbaum, Broad line scoring all the goals. Bob Edwards 
scored one lone goal as next we tied U.C.C. 1 to 1. Our third game without loss was 
the 5 to 2 victory over our visitors from Grove. 

Due to the lengthy sickness which crippled the school in early February, three 
of the Second Team games were cancelled. 

After the sickness, the team members worked themselves back into shape. 
However, shape or no shape, Appleby College proved to be our nemesis as they 
defeated us twice, 4 to 2, and 2 to 0. Jim Munro accounted for the only two 
goals we scored on them. As we neared the end of our season, we had our return 
game with S.A.C. A highly improved team beat us 6 to 3 as, Bob Richardson, 
Marl: Oelbaum, and Jim Munro counted for the P.C. goals. In our most 
humiliating game of the season, we went down to a 9 to 1 defeat at the hands of 
Trinity College. Penalties seemed to slow down our attack as we collected fourteen 
out of the ninieteen penalties collected. Craig Moore spoiled the day for the 
Trinity goalie, as he put a forty-foot shot past him early in the second period. 

The year of 1962 proved that a team can still keep a good spirit under a 
wave of losses. Ask any of the Second Team players what their favourite saying- 
was, and they will mumble something like: "Wait until that next game . . .!" 


Third Hockey 

rpms year's Third Hockey team was one with great skill and ability, and at 
-*- the beinning of the year it appeared as if it might head for a successful season. 
However, as the year proceeded the team lost each of its games. It is always 
difficult to analyse the reason for losing games. Perhaps, it was a failure to 
operate as a unit. It took time for the team to co-ordinate its efforts. 

In the final game of the season, the Thirds faced Appleby College. At the 
end of the second period a pep talk was given by the coach. The last period 
began with a great deal of team spirit and a strong determination to win. During 
the period they came back to win 6 to 5, to raise the Blue and Silver high in 
an end-of-season flourish. 

Thanks must be given for the able coaching of Mr. Larry Bone, who did a 
wonderful job, and thanks to the faithful managers, Bob MacFarlane, Barry 
Jacobs and Bill Kai/smith. 

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Senior Basketb€itl 

THhe Seniors looked as if they were bound for a championship at the start 
-»- of the basketball season. Led by Dave Seibert's accurate side shooting 
(averaging 18 points a game) they piled up a very impressive record of five wins 
in their first six games. Then all of a sudden their record started to show signs 
of trouble. The flu and mid-season injuries seemed to play a big part in the 
team's poor showing during the early weeks of the new year. Without the able 
rebounding of Brian (Whitey) Marshall, Henk Bkmkestijn and Joe Patterson 
their record could have suffered worse than it did. A lot of the credit should fall 
on the shoulder's of the coach Mr. Richardson who gave a lot of his time and 
patience towards the team's success. 

As the season closed off they came on strong again, winning six out of the 
last seven games. The team should be complimented on placing second in the 
G.B.S.S.A. ending up with a record of seven wins out of ten games in league 
play and a total of eleven wins out of eighteen games all told. It should be 
pointed out how well the team worked on their defensive and offensive patterns. 
The team would like to thank "Whitey" for his beautiful display of hook 
shots and fancy dribbling. Special mention should be given to our faithful manager 
Dave Rennie. 

Back Row. Mr. Beer, J. Watt, D. Holden, B. Johnston, D. Hay, R. Risso, Mr. 

Richardson (coach) 
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Front Row: M. Risso, B. Kirsheman, 
L. Lentz, P. Wright, B. Hilton. 

Junior Basketball 

Although our Junior Basketball team did not win the majority of its games 
it had the basic drive and spirit which is necessary in any team. Most of 
the teams we were matched against were more skilled than we were, but our 
team never became discouraged during the games, even in the final minutes of 
play when the pressure was great and the chances of winning were slim. 

Our season began with the defeat of King City by the score of 17-15. Our 
luck then turned and we had a long period of losses, losing to the following: 
Bayview 31-20; Upper Canada College 20-9; Stouffville 39-26; and Woodbridge 
56-14. We then broke our losing streak when we beat St. Andrew's College by 
the score of 19-17. The final games against Bayview and King City did not improve 
our record but they did show the tremendous improvement which the season had 
made in the Junior team. 

Of course much credit should be given to our coach, Mr. Lundgren, who kept 
the team fighting and gave us needed advice in time of need. All in all, it was 
a fine season for the Juniors. 

Although the midget basketball team did not have a very good win-loss 
record there was a lot of spirit and morale was high. Near the end of 
the season, with the boys' skills improving rapidly the team managed to defeat 
Ridley College in an exciting, fast moving game. Pickering took an early lead in 
the first quarter and managed to retain this lead through the game. In this game 
fine coaching was shown by some of the skilled plays and accurate shooting. This 
was also shown by the sportsmanship displayed by the members of the team. 

The team would like to thank the coaches, Mr. Watty McCatt and Mr. Henry 
Simmons for their fine coaching and leadership. 

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Track and Field 

The track and field season was off to an early start this year. Because 
of the short spring term, practices began in the gymnasium even before the 
grounds had dried sufficiently for outdoor work. Once back from the spring 
In-eak, training began in earnest and a fine turnout helped get the team off to 
an enthusiastic start. 

The first few days were hard on practically everyone, yet the complaints 
of short wind, sore muscles and tiredness soon became a thing of the past. 
After general conditioning the members of the team broke off into smaller groups to 
train for the events of their own choice. The able coaching provided by members 
of the staff soon helped to bring out the skills and abilities of the various members 
of the track team. Soon, everyone was looking forward to the first track 
meet of the season. 

The first track meet of the season was a dual meet against Richmond Hill. 
Though the Richmond Hill team bested us 148-107, we had cause to be proud of 
our performance. Pickering placed first in nine of the twenty-four events: 
Herrera covered the Junior Hurdles in 17.3 sees.; Veale broke the Intermediate 
Hurdles Dual Meet Record with a time of 15.9 sees.; Broad lifted himself to a new 
record of 5' 5y 2 " in the Intermediate High Jump; Smith won the Intermediate 
100 in 11.0 sees.; Eaton followed up in the Senior 100 with a winning time 
of 10.7 sees. ; Herrera placed first for a second time in the Intermediate 220 
in 24.7 sees. ; Eaton came through again in the Senior 220 in 23.6 sees. ; 
Broad placed first in the Intermediate Hop, Step and Jump with a distance of 
38' 2"; finally, the P. C. Relay team won the Senior 440 in 48.6 sees. 

In the dual meet with Thomhill one week later, a very strong Thornhill 
team forced Pickering into second place in most of the events. However, Broad 
bettered his week-old high jump mark by lifting over the bar at 5' 6%'' in 
the Intermediate High Jump. Ron Veale paced himself well to win the Intermediate 
440 in 56.5 seconds. Eaton again won in the Senior 220 as he had the week 
before but he was slightly off his previous time, clocking 24.3 seconds. 

The final score of the Pickering-Thornhill dual meet was 133 to 79 in 
Thornhill's favour. With such a short season, no further dual meets were 
scheduled. The track team instead turned its attention to the preparations 
for the G.B.S.SA. meet held on our Memorial Field on May 19th, and the 
week long preliminaries which culminated in Sports Day on May 26th. 

A special word of thanks is due to the Director of Athletics, Mr. Menard, 
and the track coaches which assisted him : Mr. Lundgren, Mr. MacLean, Mr. Rich- 
ardson, and Mr. McLaren. 


Quaker Relays 

The annual Quaker Relays were held on Saturday, May 12th under tremendous 
weather conditions. The sole drawback was the prolonged period of hot, dry 
weather which prior to the day of the meet had drawn most of the moisture out 
of the track. As a result, the surface was somewhat loose and starting blocks 
would not hold too securely, so very few records were broken. 

There were sixteen races with a full complement of four teams competing in 
each race. A total of fifty-five schools from all over central and southern Ontario 
took part in this Pickering-sponsored meet. A Pickering team competed in 
the final race of the day, the C. R. Blackstock Junior Hurdle Relay. Unfortunately 
the Pickering team was disqualified in the race. But Pickering hopes to regain 
its rightful position as a record holder in the Quaker Relays of 1963. 

The largest track meet of the season in which Pickering participated this 
year was held on our own Memorial Field on Saturday, May 19th. The thirty 
schools of the Georgian Bay Secondary Schools Association sent their athletes 
to vie for top honours in track and field. Top scorer for the Day was Thornhill 
whose squad piled up a total of 78 points. Pickering stood eighth in the 
field of thirty and was only five points away from a fifth position — a very 
commendable showing by our track and field team. 

Those who did an outstanding job in establishing Pickering's position in 
the meet were the following: 

Eaton (2nd) and Morrison (3rd) in the Senior High Jump; Broad (2nd) 
in the Intermediate Broad Jump establishing a new Pickering record of 39' 9"; 
Veale (3rd) in the Intermediate 440; Broad (2nd) in the Intermediate High Jump 
establishing a new Pickering record of 5' 7"; Broad (3rd) in the Intermediate 
Broad Jump; Eaton who won his heat in the Senior 100 and placed 2nd in 
the final ; Eaton and Rayner who won their heats in the Senior 220, with 
Eaton placing second in the final; and the Pickering relay team {Richardson, 
Rayner, Edwards, Eaton) placed fourth. 

A total of nineteen new records were set in the 1962 G.B.S.S.A. meet. 
After beginning at ten o'clock in the morning the whole meet was finally 
wrapped up at about six o'clock. The Pickering track team turned its at- 
tention to preparations for Sports Day. 

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Sports Day 

Fine weather heralded this great sporting event. Parents and friends 
gathered along the bank of Memorial Field to view the final contest of the Intra- 
mural and school year. Red, Blue, Silver and Gold teams confidently represented 
made a colourful picture. 

The day was a tremendous success. Congratulations to the Blue team for win- 
ning the laurels. The statistics are as follows: 

DAY: (R) Edwards (B) Brunton (S) Clare (G) Nakagawa 
YEAR: (R) Bretzlaff (B) Fawcett (S) Seibert (G) Jesson 

DAY: (R) 394 (B) 495 (S) 356 (G) 464 
YEAR: (R) 1223 (B) 1342 (S) 1109 (G) 1309 

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Event Order of Finish Distance 

Sr. Broad Jump — Patterson (G), Bretzlaff (R), Seibert (S), Brunton (B) 1943,4" 
Int. Shot Put — Richardson (B), Farro (S), Schuch (B), Chanyi (R) 36'3%" 
Mid. High Jump — Sarre (R), Brown (G), Herman (G), Earle (S) 411" 

Jr. 120 Hurdles — 1. Morse (S), Doe (G), Darrell (S), Crowe (R) 19.1 

2. Herrera (G), Beaton (S), Tweed (R), Haselbach (R), 18.1 
Int. 120 Hurdles — 1. Hay (R), Blaber (S), Cullen (R), Ayoub (G) 18.1 

2. Beer (S), Blackstock (S), Oelbaum (R) 18.1 

3. Veale (G), Broad (R), Blankestijn (R) 16.3 
Sr. 120 Hurdles — 1. Schutz (B), Watt (R), Angel (B), Acton (G) 19.6 

2. Eaton (B), Morrison (B), Bretzlaff (R), Hons (B) 16 3 

Mid. Hurdle Relay — Gold (G), Blue (B), Silver (S), Red (R) 40.0 

Jr. Hurdle Relay — Red (R), Blue (B), Silver (S), Gold (G) 36.7 

Int. 440 yds. — Veale (G), Schuch (B), Hilton (G), Beer (S) 55.5 

Sr. Shot Put — Edwards (R), McKee (R), Fawcett (B), Angel (B) 377" 

Int. Hop Step — Broad (R), Blankestijn (R), Ayoub (G), Hay (R) 37'6" 

Ban. 40 yds. — 1. Bradley (S), Ion (R), Noer (B), Lewis (B) 6.7 

2. Hume (R), Phillips (R), Rechy (B), Bailey (R) 6.5 

3. Thurgar (B), Schreiber (G), Machum (S), Veale (G) 5.9 
Mid 50 yds. — 1. Morgan (G), Wineberg (G), McLean (S), McLellan (R) 6.8 

2. Schneider (G), Tait (B), Patterson (S), Finlay (B) 6.7 

3. Brown (G), Herman (G), Carter (R), Sarre (R) 6.6 
Jr. 60 yds. — 1. Bartley (B), Dunn (B), Levy (S), Arrowsmith (S) 7.9 

2. McFarlane (R), Graham (B), Jacobs (G), Darrell (S) 8.0 

3. Strauss (R), Morse (S), Haselbach (R), Morgan (S) 7.5 

4. Beaton (S), Scott (S), Munro (R), Ward (G) 7.6 

5. Wesley (B), Ferris (S), Tweed (R), Boulton (R) 7.4 

6. Lewis (G), Lavin (G), Hunter (R), Davies (S) 7.3 


Int. 100 yds. — 1. Chanyi (R), Miehaan (B), Pirie (S), Duder (S) 12.3 

2. Risso M. (G), Blaekstock (S), Milne (B), Plettner (B) 12.1 

3. Clark (B), Barnstaple (G), Farro (S), Munro (B) 11.9 

4. Smith (S), Richardson (B), Broad (R), Schuch (R) 11.1 
Sr. 100 yds. — 1. Nakagawa (G), Holden (B), Acton (G), Caldwell (S) 11.8 

2. Schutz (B), Fawcett (B), Angel (B), Watt (R) 11.1 

3. Brunton (B), Hons (B), Morrison (B), Magee (R) 11.3 

4. Eaton (B), Rayner (S), Edwards (R), Patterson (G) 10.7 
Sr. Discus — Fawcett (B), McKee (R), Brunton (B), Clare (S) 1077%" 
Jr. Broad Jump — Spence (B), Hen-era (G), Ferris (S), Hunro (R) 16'10" 
Bantam 60 yds. -- 1. Bradley (G), Ion (R), Noer (B), Lewis (B) 9.6 

2. Rechy (B), Hume (R), Phillips (R), Bailey (R) 9.3 

3. Thurgar (B), Schreiber (G), Machum (S), Veale (G) 8.2 
Migdet 75 yds. — 1. Morgan (G), Weinberg (G), McLellan (R), McLean (S) 10.1 

2. Tait (B), Schneider (G), Patterson (S), Davis (S) 9.6 

3. Brown (G), Herman (G), Sarre (R), Carter (R) 9.3 
Jr. 100 yds. — 1. Bartley (B), Dunn (B), Levy (S), Jacobs (G) 12.4 

2. Strauss (R), Graham (B), McFarlane (R), Darrell (S) 11.9 

3. Morse (S), Munrose (R), Brown (B), Haselbach (R) 12.5 

4. Hen-era (G), Davies (S), Ferris (S), Tweed (R) 11.4 
Int. 220 yds. — 1. Risso (G), Chanyi (R), Miehaan (B), Plettner (B) 27.9 

2. Clark (B), Cullen (R), Munroe (B), Blaber (S) 26 2 

Sr. 220 yds. — 1. Fawcett(B ), Angel (B), Magee (R), Nakagawa (G) 26.0 

2. Eaton (B), Rayner (S), Schutz (B), Hons (B) 23.6 

Jr. 220 yds. — 1. Strauss (R), Brown (B), Scott (S), Jacobs (G) 26.7 

2. Herrera (G), Spence (B), Wesley (B), Hunter (R) 25.2 

Int. High Jump — Broad (R), Oelbaum (R), Smith (S) 5'0y 2 " 
Bant. Broad Jump — Thurgar (B) , Veale (G) , Hume (R) , Machum (S) 12113,4" 

Jr. Shot Put — Herrera (G), Strauss (R), Ferris (S), Hess (R) 42' 

Mid 440 Relay — Gold (G), Red (R), Silver (S), Blue (B) 56.3 

Int. 440 Relay — Blue (B), Silver (S), Gold (G), Red (R) 50.7 

Sr. 440 Relay — Blue (B), Silver (S), Red (R), Gold (G) 48.8 

Our Final Banquet 

The students of Pickering met for the last time in the school year on the oc- 
casion of the final banquet. Mr. Bruce Kidd, Canada's "Athlete of the Year", 
spoke to the school on the integration of athletics and academics, then went on to 
recount some humorous incidents based on his athletic endeavours. Mr. C. R. Black- 
stock in his address to the departing students stressed the need to protect "the 
game" from the perils of professionalism and urged that high standards be main- 
tained. Mr. David Rogers brought greetings from the Board and briefly outlined 
some of the history of Pickering. In presenting the Widdrington Awards to Bob 
Rayner and Elio Agostini, Dr. Judson D. Purdy emphasized the importance of the 
continuing search for truth and excellence and of the dangers posed by too great 
a stress on materialism. The Garratt Cane was presented to Bob Rayner by the 
Headmaster. In his closing remarks, Mr. Beer thanked all those whose contribution 
had led to the making of a successful school year, and he extended his best wishes 
to all for the future. 



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PArkview 7-5453 









Young Men 

J. H. BEATTIE provides a complete service in school outfitting for 

In this important field of clothing, it is only true specializing which 
offers parents a selected choice of clothing and furnishings, in correct 
style, with quality and value. 

J. II. Reattie 







is the biggest 
thrill you 11 
ever have. 
Drive it with 
care . . . and care 
for it well. 


Compliments of 


Plumbing and Heating 




Printers - Publishers - Binders 


It is a pleasure to have been 

associated, through the years, with 

Pickering College through the 

production of the Voyageur 



Toronto Office — 432 Church St. 
General Office and Plant — OSHAWA, ONT. 


President — L. J. NEEDLER 
AV. 5-5451 NEWADDRESS TU. 4-5251 



For more than 30 years 


has attended to the needs 
of the well-dressed private school boy. 

Excellent service and a pleasant atmosphere are evident 

when you come to outfit your boy in The "Prep" Clothes Shop.